Lately Luke has been listening to a minimalism podcast. I wouldn’t consider us minimalist but I would say we are on the way to being there. We are super interested in learning how to live a more simple life. It started with our stuff, we went through our house and got rid of a ton of stuff. Now we are adding it into our lifestyles here and there. Luke was talking to me the other day about this podcast he was listening to. They brought up this idea for creative minimalists to create more than you consume.
Just like our houses get full of stuff the more and more we take in, so do our brains. I got to thinking about this in my own maker life. For those who don’t know I run The Ville Crochet where I hand knit and crochet hats, scarves, etc. I feel like majority of my time is spent on social media, Pinterest and YouTube. The more and more I thought about it the more it was bothering me.
The time I should be spending creating new patterns, stocking up items, or making just to mask I spend soaking up too much information. I spend it comparing myself to other makers, trying to figure out what to make next and learning new tricks when really all I should be doing is creating. The more I let my brain get full of ideas and other peoples work it leaves no room for my own creativity.
I don’t want to speak for Luke here but I know he won’t mind. If you don’t know him he runs ALC Productions which is a wedding videography company we started years ago.