I have creative ADD. I lose focus too easily. I work on a project full throttle until I think of another project that seems like more fun. Then I skip to the new idea until it becomes boring and I abandon it for a third creative endeavor. This cycle goes round and round. I keep 3 or 4 projects (at least) going until one by one they either get finished or forgotten.
Most of the time I have more ideas than I can process.
Here are just a few of the things I am “working” on now.
Covering my stained and battered dress dummy with vintage patterns.
I will finish her…the question is when.
Making paper bowls using tissue paper and/or book pages.
They are really cool, but take a llllooooonnnnnnggggg time and are MESSY.
There is a lot of time spent waiting for them to dry enough for the next layer.
They needed a few more layers, but I was tired of the clutter.
Just look at my “desk”.
Then there’s this cool bracelet.
It’s actually an empty roll of duct tape that I wrapped with embroidery floss. I wanted to finish it the rest of the way with black, to create a checkered effect, but I am not 100% pleased with it so can’t motivate myself to finish it.
I have Der saving empty tape rolls for me at work, in case I decide to try making more.
Speaking of Der. I asked him how I could drill holes in silverware for another potential project I have. The next thing I knew he had set up his drill press and grinder on the back patio for me. He is so helpful.
If I have an idea, but am unsure how to make it happen he always helps. AND he doesn’t lose patience with me when I switch from one thing to another on a whim. NOR does he pester me about my creative messes.
How did I get so lucky?