Creativity to the MAX!
|By Hannah Waldron, New York Times 5/29/15|
I feel shy and slightly ashamed in front of you dear blog reader because I have failed at my goal. I resolved to make something every day and although I have dabbled in making things most days I did take Sunday off, and I will admit, it was glorious. I have too many things going on right now. The big lesson for me is if you want to be creative you have to make space for it -- mentally, physically and time-wise. I haven't done so. My time is filled with projects and work and kids and house. Everything is piling up. Not feeling exceptionally "lagom" (balanced) right now, but I am excited because all the things that I am involved with are positive and fun.
My job right now is substitute teaching and this week I have been at a vibrant Reggio-Emilia inspired preschool where the young naturalists were busy at work and play. My home projects include starting a crafting group for friends which launches this weekend!! I am very excited to share my house and love of making things with like-minded friends, and I have been busy preparing a project for all of us to do handily, leaving lots of time for chatting and some hot cider. I may even get around to cleaning before they come over. ;-)
Also on the horizon is a new business idea - again I'm not going to say much but it does involve art and children - which I love - so this is very fun too! Plus I am looking into restarting art lessons for myself thanks to a mentor who is willing to teach me and one other artist during "mother's hours". Like I said to her though I'm not sure when that is! :) So busy but good. How are you doing? Sometimes I guess we have to pull out all the stops, hopefully soon I will settle into a schedule. Until then I am linking to an article from the New York Times called "How Creative People Can Find Their Place" by Pamela Druckerman with great advice for those trying. (The New York Times 5/29/15)