As a creative who also happens to have combined-type ADHD, OCD, perfectionism and rejection sensitivity, amongst other things, life can be pretty tough at times, and the creative process is no exception.
Truth be told, I've been experiencing a bit of a work block, at least in terms of my HollyPCrafts work, I have thankfully been able to get some work done on my book (which isn't craft related). Part of the reason has been due to some aspects of having ADHD (time blindness; organisation and motivation difficulties; needing to try to get not just back into a routine, but into a new routine at that, when so much has been changing etc.), and so trying to actually find time to get work done has been challenging, along with the fact that mentally and physically I've also felt worse at times. The other reasons, however, have been due to the perfectionist side of me, who also has diagnosed rejection sensitivity linked to my ADHD, meaning that I'm highly sensitive to actual or perceived criticism, and am basically phobic of getting anything wrong, failing etc., which is never very helpful, particularly as a creative person.
Hi! I'm Holly. I'm a Christian and a textile crafter, cardmaker and writer based in Stoke-on-Trent (UK). I hope my products and content inspire you to give crafting and homemaking a try, or indeed any new skill or hobby that you're interested in. Thank you for visiting!