This morning I learned that the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) is one of THE best places to craft. Seriously. Crafting turns the aimless waiting, glued to a plastic chair, watching the monitor for your number, into heart-sailing creative time! I suppose there are some limitations—obviously you wouldn’t bring a giant loom or sewing machine to the DMV, but a little handcraft, something that fits in your lap, is perfect.
Many of you are probably nodding your heads right now—especially you knitters and crocheters—you got hip to this idea a long time ago—I see people knitting and crocheting in just about every possible place. In fact, there was a knitter a few chairs down from me at the DMV this morning. But I am a drawer, and I find it challenging to draw anything too serious in a public place without a desk, although the DMV would be an ideal place for drawing people. Today, I discovered a whole new world of fun though, when I brought along a needle, thread, and piece of paper for a new embroidered triangle idea I’ve had in mind. The hour I sat waiting for my lucky number (B011) to come up, went by in a flash, and I walked away with more than just my new car registration paperwork:
I almost wished my wait time had been longer so that I could have finished this new sewn drawing, and I’m almost looking forward to my next (and hopefully last, for a while) trip to the DMV—now that’s amazing!
I think I will be doing some more of these embroidered triangles—they are so much fun, and I love the white thread on white paper. I’ve thought also of doing fabric, but we’ll see how it goes.
Here’s to crafting while you wait!