I’m a maker, writer, and founder of Seamwork, an online community that helps you design and sew your own clothing.
In addition to sewing clothing, I’m also a gardener, home cook, baker, mediocre amateur powerlifter (yes, really), knitter, and dabbler in all sorts of other hobbies.
And while I love accumulating creative hobbies, I’ve also noticed how much anxiety I have around time. There never seems to be enough of it. I found myself worrying constantly about how much I could get done in a day, when I was going to finish a project, how I’d fit it all in.
Needless to say, this is a reliable killer of both creativity and fun.
There’s a lot written already about work and leisure, about the importance of rest and the tyranny of productivity. But little is said about the in-between, the work we do purely for our own enjoyment.
William Morris is quoted as defining art as “the expression of man’s joy in labour.” I’d like to learn more about nurturing that joy, so that day to day life is filled with more art.
I hope you’ll join me!
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