Today I'm upping the ante with ideas for an entire, glorious afternoon to yourself. It may not happen often, so let's make the most of it, shall we? These ideas actually mix and match nicely both with each other, and with the half-hour ideas. And lots of them have a pseudo-productive vibe, so you can feel all proud of yourself for accomplishing something.
All this started because I wanted to have a dessert party to celebrate, well, okay just to have a party. I thought I'd be super-clever and have a champagne bar with choose-your-own adventure cocktails. Pour some champagne in your glass, pick a flavored sugar cube, and drink!
Clever on ideation, less clever on implementation.
I gave this project a try one lovely weekend, when I felt creative but didn't feel up to sculpting something new. Sometimes you have to shake things up, right?
What's that you say? You've magically got an afternoon off, and you don't feel like spending it alone? Well, I can't blame you. When the planets align to give you some time to yourself, sometimes "to yourself" is best spent with a friend.
So how about some ideas to make the most of the time?
Especially retentive readers may have noted how much I appreciate anything by Amy Maricle from Foxboro Art Therapy. Amy is a licensed mental health counselor and art therapist, and her passion for bringing "the magic of art to everyone" is infectious. Her blog is a delight to read, or follow her on Instagram for bite-sized inspiration.
And today, Amy is making a special guest appearance in Small Talk.