Last night, I had was part of a video chat with some of my friends in the sewing community. We talked about how the last year had affected our productivity with creative projects and how despite having more time at home, we have all suffered from being unmotivated to work on our creative projects. 

Prior to March last year, we as a group would work on sewing projects together for competitions or contests that gave us deadlines. Without these events to showcase our work, it has felt a little like the wind had gone out of our sails. 

How do artists and crafts people who are hobbyists stay motivated without deadlines?