There is room for both long and short term projects in a creative person’s life. So many people use crafting to bring a small sliver of peace to a hurried life and so they make do with the time and energy they have to spare. However, I also see where that can lead to a pattern of superficial quick “decor” crafts and doesn’t allow us to fine tune and perfect the more complex skills. Also, there are parts of our psyche which only come out after long term, focused creative growth. We do ourselves a favor if we find a way for this to happen as well.