Tag: knit

Have You Ever Done a Make-Along?

Depending on what you choose to do as your creative outlet, a make-along could be a crochet-along (CAL), knit-along (KAL) or something else. This year, I participated in my first ever crochet-alongs. One was in March for the Crochet Guild of American (CGOA) in honor of March being National Crochet Month. The second was with […]

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Begin at the Bell

The following is an excerpt from 80 Creativity Tips. A friend of mine said this before writing exercise we did at the kick-off party flash meeting with a lot for the local National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) group. “Begin at the bell” is actually pretty good advice. When it comes to working on our creative […]

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Who Are You?

Whether we realize it or not, who we are is essential to our creativity. This is brought home to me quite often since I do have some limitations on what I can/can’t do because of my eyesight. In my jewelry-making, I don’t use bead-weaving techniques or even very many seed beads (those tiny beads often […]

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Boredom vs. Quiet

Let’s revisit the poll I posted a few days ago. I asked if boredom was necessary for creatives. I didn’t get a lot of response, but that’s OK. I got a couple comments — here and on other social media platforms — that helped me formulate what I want to say. On my Facebook page, […]

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Let’s Get This Party Started!

Hello! And welcome to the July Ultimate Blog Challenge. During this month, I will be posting a lot more than I would normally. (OK, given my lack of posts lately, anything would be more than normal, but let’s not go there.) In the vein of introducing myself, let me give you a few, somewhat random, […]

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Getting Personal for a Minute

There are some things I don’t talk about on my blog or social media. It’s not that I’m embarrassed or ashamed, but they don’t fit in with my brand. Some of that will be changing, but there’s some that still won’t be talked about much. One of the things I don’t talk about is my […]

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Groups of Like-Minded Creatives

I have a question for you. Do you belong to a group? Groups online, like on Facebook, are OK, but I mean in person. Are you a member of a group that meets regularly? Once a month? Every two weeks? It doesn’t matter if the group is small or large, I think it’s important for […]

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New Book: Journal Your Way to Creativity

Blurb: “Journal Your Way to Creativity is a 90-day self-guided journal designed to help readers tap into their creativity. Some of the prompts may sound silly, but some of the silliest prompts tend to be the ones that make you dig the deepest.” Format: Print $6.99, click to buy Kindle $3.99, click to buy Sample […]

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A Short Announcement

I know I am well overdue for a blog post. I’ll get to that this week. For now, I have a quick announcement. I have opened an Etsy shop. It’s Made by JEN Enterprises. I have: books (including the 2018 Project Planner for Creatives and Create Your Own DIY Planner, all digital downloads) planner pages […]

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