Such a little word and yet, often so hard to achieve.
Sometimes it's because there's so much going on outside your bead world and sometimes it's because there's so much going on inside your bead world.
It's hard to focus when you have to cook dinner, there's shopping, laundry, dishes, gardening etc to be done. So many times when you sit down to bead the brain is saying "I should be doing........"
It's just as hard to focus when the outside stuff is done and you have a zillion ideas swimming around in your brain shouting "Me first!"
And then there are the times when all the work is done, you can sit quietly and create...the focus is there but you can hear the crickets chirping in your brain.
When the alignment of focus and creativity happens things are easy.
Tutorials flow quickly, bead paths become highlighted, designs morph on their own and you can hear your muse sighing happily.
Don't we all wish for days like that? Weeks like that? Months...ok, now I'm being greedy.
I wish I could tell you how to make the alignment happen but it's an enigma. All I can say is if you have a day of alignment use it for all it's worth, you may get a week's worth of work done in that day.
I had a good one yesterday and finally finished the tutorials that had been giving me a hard time....they just wanted to come out slowly...you know like a really long, arduous birth. Sometimes I have a tutorial written and illustrated in a morning, so fast I have to go through it six times to check it because I don't believe it could possibly be correct in such a short time. But, that's an alignment day for you.
We're having real Fall weather here, lots of rain and cool temperatures, it's good focusing weather :) So, I'll be making hay today.
I'm wishing you all a great day of alignment!