Winter is never a great time for me creatively. Between the holiday season taking up my time and resources, school and work taking up my time, and the sun going down way too early for my brain, I just don't seem to get as much done as I intend to.
That said, I still managed to squeeze in some creativity between a new year, a polar vortex, and lots of reading!
I've been working since summer with the always-wonderful Michael Chase (of Pink House & Flossy Naucy & the Nihillipillifications) on their indie filmmaking project, Søskenfilm, about two unconventional young people trying to make their way as new adults in a chaotic political climate.
CAPTAIN AMERICA AMIGURUMI
I crocheted my first-ever project, a small Captain America doll! I definitely learned the importance of a stitch counter, good yarn > cheap yarn, and making sure you remember what size hook you're using with a project.
He turned out alright, albeit kind of crooked, so I think I'm going to make another one of him before I move on to the necessary next project of crocheting him a Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes as a companion!
After winning NaNoWriMo in November (a goal to write 50,000 words in 30 days) with my Apocalypse Boyfriends/Real Unholy Trinity project, I took a step back from writing in December and early January before getting back into the groove with some fannish self-indulgence with a friend and a submission to a local literary mag. I chipped away at Apocalypse Boyfriends too, in small pieces. Late January and early February have been a lot more productive in this regard, so I'll let you know what I have to share!
What have you been working on in January/February? What are some of your creative goals for the year?