Monday, February 24, 2014

The creative work ethic

This morning's Twitter feed brought this article to my attention: The Aggressive Work Ethic of Highly Creative People

While I've seen the importance of having a schedule, and doing the work, I also have found that my best work comes from moments of inspiration.  What do you think?  Do you follow your muse, or build your creative muscles another way?

Vanessa Walilko
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hyperbolic crochet

When I'm not working on the chainmail wedding dress, secret chainmail-related projects, and chainmail jewelry, I look for other creative projects to pique my interest. 

I'm a little late to the party, but I've been having fun with hyperbolic crochet.  For those of you who don't know what hyperbolic crochet is, I encourage you to visit the website for the Institute for Figuring.  If you want to make your own hyperbolic crochet, download the PDF here: Hyperbolic Crochet instructions.

I made my own pseudosphere the other day, out of some yarn I bought on clearance.

Since I had some yarn left over, I made a scarf.  It's sort-of hyperbolic.  It's a fancier version of a ruffle you'd see on a clown, but I love it.

What do you work on to relax and recharge?