I'm still in the kantha stitch embroidery mode. Maybe I just need the meditative feel of simple stitching with no end in mind, no design in mind, nothing but wandering over the cloth. Or is it an avoidance activity?
While I'm not feeling any obvious anxiety, the Christmas season often feels overwhelming. A great shame, isn't it? Yet holidays, which should be a time of joy, bring pressure as well. I love seeing Christmas decorations, but have to be in the right frame of mind to begin them in my home. So far, only a little Christmas decorating here, because I keep retreating to the studio and needle and cloth.
The studio itself may be a source of some repressed anxiety. :O I want to re-arrange things, but as you all know, re-arranging means disassembling, organizing, calculating where and how to fit things in, decisions, decisions, decisions, and effort. I'd like to move my large storage cabinet, but it must be emptied out first. Whoa! Now that is a big and time-consuming job.
My cutting/work table is not as convenient as I'd like, but in limited space, where can it go without causing another problem?
As I work myself into a frenzy of anxiety (may have been repressed before, but not now!), I realize that my Christmas decorating mood is dependent on my being actively Christmas crafty, and I can't really craft until the studio is at least more organized.
Now, what? Retreat to stitching or gather my energy and determination and attack the studio?
This Autumn doll should have been completed by now. Maybe I'll work on her today.
What? I'm procrastinating again?
O.K. I can do this. Marshaling my determination...and going up to work on studio. For a little while...
Maybe then I can move on to other things.
What a cute video!