How I make the time

One of the greatest challenges we creative spirits face is making the time for our creative expression.

We yearn for long, expansive blocks of time to dig into writing, painting, pottery, baking, whatever it is that brings us to life, but often we have only a few minutes here, a few minutes there.

Even a few minutes of creativity is gold!

For me, in this time right before the new season starts, all of my attention is focused on repacking what I need in my creative life and move on to the next project and “home”. It’s an exciting and busy time.

Even so, I try to take a few minutes each day for creative delight: little practices, experiments or meditations. I might do a little doodling in my journal or get up for a dance break. I might do a quick blind contour drawing or take a moment to find a poem*.

I’ve found that rather than detracting from my list of to-dos, these little studio moments throughout my day keep me fresh and happy – and that is good energy to bring to the work at hand.

创意思维面临的最大难题就是如何为创意的表达争取更多机会。

无论创意能给生活带来怎样的改变,比如,写作、绘画、制陶、烘焙等创意开发都需要漫长且充裕的时间来让灵感的火花得以闪现。然而,生活中我们能为创意挤出的时间竟少得可怜。创意迸发的时刻,如金子般珍贵!在这季节更迭之际,我所想的就是如何为我的创意人生积蓄能量,为下一站的“家”和下一个目标做好准备。时不我待,重在探索!即使时间紧迫,但阻止不了我探索创意空间的热情。每天忙中偷闲抽出几分钟,任由想象力自由迸发。我可以动手做些小练习、小实验或静坐冥想,随手在笔记本上画几笔,或停下手上的事起身跳一段舞,蒙眼画一幅速写或花些时间寻一首诗。现在的我宁可适当减少工作量,用这些挤出的时光来享受慢生活给我带来的悠闲和快乐,并积蓄能量再次全身心地投入工作。

How might you find a few moments of creative delight this week?

这周你会抽空让你的创意灵感迸发吗?

How about today?

今天还是哪天?

How about now?

就现在好不好?

You might just be surprised at how nourishing a little bite of creativity can be!

小小的灵感能幻化出令人惊叹的创造力

with love,

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