Everyone has it . . .
Not everyone uses theirs.
Sometimes the trials and tribulations of everyday life can squelch the creative muse right out of your brain.
You’re too busy, too overwhelmed, too whatever . . . to take the time to be creative.
Well . . .
Creativity is just like exercise.
Taking time to exercise doesn’t make you more tired.
It gives you more energy.
Taking time to be creative just frees you up to be more creative.
It’s one of my goals this year (and on into the future) to be more conscious of cultivating my creativity.
To not be so busy with the everyday that I can’t take some time every day just to be creative.
It’s also one of my goals to establish some routines in my life, so that some of the everyday can just be on autopilot. Part of my routine is going to contain creative time.
I’m already a part of the 15 Minutes Play group, and I freely admit, there are days when I don’t get to have my 15 minutes, but I DO make up for it later. It’s very liberating, and the ideas come fast and furious while I’m playing.
I find myself making notes and sketching right along with the playing and stitching!
This year, I’ve dug out my neglected sketchbooks and gone back to doodling. When I was young, I used to doodle so much that my schoolmates would pay me for my doodles! Dedicated doodle time was in short supply when I had young kids at home, so it kind of tapered off then; but sitting in boring staff meetings at my former job certainly inspired me right back to doodling, and some of my best ideas of late were spawned during those times.
I have a folder full of clippings I’ve cut out and scraps of paper with doodles I’ve made on the fly. I call it my Idea File, and I’ll post later on how I’m using that. You haven’t heard the last of me on this subject!
So now, in addition to keeping a daily diary, I’m also going to schedule time for doodling. I don’t care how many sketchbooks I fill up.
I think that speaks oodles for any way you choose to go about Cultivating Your Creativity!
Are you up for the challenge?
I dare you to doodle . . .
Oh . . . and . . .
PS: I think an appropriate caption for that photo above would be: “All Quilters Must Draw Feathers”.