My husband and I recently came to the realisation that we had a tiny pocket of time that we could use to go camping. It was a dream come true really. We wanted to get away from the city life and surround ourselves in the cleansing breeze of fresh forest air. Five days of family life. Bliss. And, as mentioned a few quiet moments to myself to knit, crochet and write.
I'm writing this post because I have had a thought. I have realised that I was given this week of camping and family time, this opportunity to slow down, create, relax. The catch is, I hadn't even felt relaxed because my mind still went a mile a minute. Between meals, tent prep and nappy changes in the weirdest places, there was business stuff that truly does follow me everywhere. Plan a workshop. Brainstorm a demo. Write a post. Photograph that while the baby sleeps. Email him. Call her. Tag them.... My mind looks like the office that Clark Kent works in, you know ?
So, now that I have come to this full epiphany, I am writing to share this concept: Mindful crafting. When you have the opportunity to make or create, not only engage your hands in the rhythm of making, also engage your mind. Take photos later. Write about it later. Just be in the making moment.
Now, if you excuse the relaxed 'camping hair', these are some of those photos in which I found myself crafting and enjoying life around me.