...I started keeping a creative journal. I use a spiral bound sketch book, taking notes on ideas or things I see around that inspire and also do some drawing - very basic, to cement the idea. I can go back when I'm not sure what I want to do, and pull something from the journal that's been waiting to be tried.
...I finally got my studio set up with a *real* table space and appropriate chair. Tools are in easy to access cans, books in a bookcase nearby, blades are not so sneaky, that kind of thing. Before I had this table (it's a big folding one with a surface that'll handle even the nastiest things without blinking) I was working most of the time in my recliner, which couldn't support me properly for working. Everything had to be pulled out and put back when I was done for the day, and that rarely happened. Mom's livingroom looks more liveable now, lol.
...I started putting a cover over my pasta machine when it wasn't in use. I was finding all kinds of junk sticking to that thing and it took time away from creating to clean it up. Sometimes I'd get lazy and fur/dust got into my clay, ick! Luckily, I'm at my studio now and the cat's are at Mom's house. At least until my house gets finished, lol.
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