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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.


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June 18, 2012


I love the question "What do I want to make today?"

I've had very good luck with a variation of it, when I tried to do something every day that moved me in the direction of being the writer I wanted to be. My deal with myself was that I had to do something for 15 minutes minimum--I figured that I could always carve out 15 minutes in any given day. It could be writing something new or revising or getting submissions in the mail--anything that moved me closer to my vision. It worked beautifully and has become a habit with force in my life.

I'm not as good at carving out time for other creative outlets that I love. Alas, there's only so much time in a day. But I'm always on the lookout for ways to include more creativity in every day.

Thanks for all the way that you and your blog (and your art and photos and projects of all sorts)inspire me!

And thanks for writing and sharing your own method, Kristin!

The question ""What Do You Want to Make Today?" is far, far more empowering and motivating than "Do I want to make something today? Uhhhhhh...."

A blog you might appreciate:

I only make things to give away or repair my own things excepting two embroidery projects I'm working on, a small felt project and sketches. Tiny living space limits craft supplies and room to keep finished items. All supplies must fit in 2 totes - books, wool, felt, colored pencils, needles.

My problem is that the question is "Out of all the things you want to make which one do you want to make TODAY and what about all the ones you never finished?"
I'm surprised that I ever manage to make anything while grappling with that unnswerable question!

Can you post a picture of the dress you finished?

And your gorgeous cat grows more gorgeous with every photo.

Of course, Makoto Fujimura stretches out the "what you want to make" to include many non-arts things that give one satisfaction and pleasure! But yes...

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