Things to Watch While Stitching, Volume 4

27 Oct 2014

Things to Watch While Stitching

Honstely, I've been in a bit of a funk lately. So this volume of Things to Watch While Stitching is all about the funk-busting. Bust, you lousy funk. BUST!

Rainn Wilson on How to Solve Creative Blocks

These four minutes offer up some big, chewy thoughts on what it means to be creative, but my favorite part is about valuing the personal experience of creativity over the external rewards that might come from it.

Jessi Arrington: Wearing Nothing New

This is an older TED talk, but one I dearly love. Jessi Arrington traveled to her speaking gig at TED having packed only seven pairs of undies – everything else she wore during her weeklong trip, she found at local thrift stores. This is a fun, colorful meditation on conscious consumption, personal style, and authentic self-expression.

ZeFrank; An Invocation for Beginnings

If you have a big project you're afraid to start, or an ongoing project you're stuck in, or a dream you aren't chasing, watch this video and get fired up.

(A little warning: some salty language in here.)

We Cause Scenes: The Rise of Improv Everywhere

If you're not familiar with Improv Everywhere, watch this video and this one. It's like a combo of street theater and spontaneous playtime among strangers. And this recent documentary film digs into the origins Improv Everywhere and documents some of its most wonderful projects. (It's on Netflix, iTunes, and Hulu Plus.)

…So, let's go forth and make things, eh?


Ugh! First time seeing that Jessi Arrington TED Talk and I just loved it! She is so adorable and her spirit has lifted my day right off the ground.

I always love this series! Thanks for the new ones!

Thanks for these video links! I really liked how ZeFrank gets his important messages across along with humor.

Thanks for this list! I'm always looking for new things to watch while crafting or sewing. I love the inspirational, funk-busting theme here too!