These are mixed up times, which means my team and I are having to mix things up quite a lot here too. And I’m sure you’re asking the same thing we are: How do we proceed when the future is so hard to predict?
This word ‘curious’ turned on a light for me:
While I’m finding Optimism a slippery concept, and I really don’t like how Fear makes me freeze, I feel that Curiosity has room for me to participate in the unfolding of events.
So now there’s a new question: how do we develop a more curious mindset? Well, as (the amazing advice column) Ask Polly says above, the thing to do is to slow down.
Practising curiosity is actually a great description for what I do in my studio every week, where I close the door, let go of my To Do list, and I just make stuff. Anything. Even if it’s ugly or wierd or a big mess.
Mostly, the things I make end up in a drawer. But sometimes these things turn into products which help my business thrive, but most of all, my curious studio explorations keep my creative juices flowing, which is vital for this whole Skinny laMinx experiment to keep working.
I call this practice Making Friday, and you can read all about it on the Skinny laMinx blog right here.
Now that all of us have been forced to slow down a lot, I’d love to invite all of you to join me for some Making Friday studio fun times together.
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