With compliments to–and on the urging of–new friend and awesome electrical engineer/artist Sophi Kravitz, I give you my new word:
Make-cation – 1. Time off to make stuff. 2. The stuff you do when you’re procrastinating to avoid the other stuff you’re doing.
Usage: 1. “Argh, I’m working so much lately that I don’t have time to do anything creative. I need a make-cation!” 2. “I’m taking a quick make-cation from writing my thesis to whip up a batch of milk paint.”
Example: When you take a week off for carpentry, cabinetry, or welding classes at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont, that’s a make-cation.