Hello! I’m Heather, the founder & creative director of Skinny laMinx.
Ever Friday since 2008, I’ve been in my studio practicing curiosity through my weekly creative practice that I call Making Friday.
Curious? Read on for the foundations of the Making Friday practice, why I continue, and how you can join in the fun!
1. STUDIO TIME IS BETTER THAN ROOT CANAL
In 2008, Skinny laMinx was taking off like crazy, & all I did was rush about doing production & admin work, with no time for creative studio work. It was making me feel pretty unhappy.
Then I had to spend two whole mornings at the dentist for root canal surgery.
Lying in the chair, I realised that I had made time for this, but for months I’d been saying I couldn’t find time to spend in my studio.
2. DON’T FIND THE TIME, MAKE THE TIME
I realised that just as I’d put a dentist appointment into my diary, I needed to have a regular appointment for creative work.
So, I made an appointment with myself every Friday, which I started calling “Making Friday”.
3. BE UNPRODUCTIVE
What do I do on Making Friday? Well, I tear up the To Do list, I turn off the business thinking and turn on the creative taps, and I make ANYTHING, even if it’s just a mess!
Playfulness is the name of the game, and it creates the juice that keeps my creative business… well,… juicy!
4. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A FRIDAY
Can you relate? Just can’t find the time to be creative?
Try my solution, making a gap in your diary, any day of the week, even for one hour.
So that’s why I’ve been in a habit of going to my studio (almost) every Friday since 2008.
It’s about getting myself there & making something, no matter how it turns out.
You just never know where it might lead.