Hello! I’m Heather, the founder & creative director of Skinny laMinx.
Every 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!
In the early days of Skinny laMinx, although my business was growing, it felt as though something had gone wrong. I’d started a creative business, but all I did was rush about doing production & admin work. There seemed to be no time for creativity any more.
Then, one day, I had to spend two whole mornings at the dentist for root canal surgery, and this is when my MAKING FRIDAY practice began, based on 4 simple ideas:
IDEA #1. STUDIO TIME IS BETTER THAN ROOT CANAL
Lying in the dentist’s chair, I realised I’d found time for this torture, but I seemed to never find time for creative work.
Hmmm…Something was out of balance.
iDEA #2. DON’T FIND THE TIME, MAKE THE TIME
This made me realise that, just as I’d put a dentist appointment in my diary, I had to make a regular appointment for creative work.
So, I made a date with myself every Friday, which I started calling “Making Friday”.
IDEA #3. BE UNPRODUCTIVE
There’s no To Do list on a Friday. The only brief is: Make something. ANYTHING. Even if it’s just a mess!
Playfulness is the name of the game, because this is what creates the juice that keeps my creative business… well,… juicy!
IDEA #4. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A FRIDAY
It doesn’t have to be on a Friday. It could just be 1 hour a week.
The diary is more important than the day.
You just have to make a date.
Can you relate? Just can’t seem to find the time to be creative?
Try my solution. Make a gap in your diary, any day of the week. It can be for just one hour. You just need to make it happen or it will never happen.
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