A creative storm took place duing the past two weeks at St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, SK. Each week 16 women from across Canada gathered to explore creativity and push their skills further. What a privilege it has been to witness the personal development of such talented individuals.
It is always easier to explore new ideas in the safe confines of a retreat setting. It is not so easy to forge ahead once we return home. There are demands and expectations that make up our daily life. Creative endeavors seem to get pushed back to make room for the commitments we have at work and with the family. When the rare opportunity arises to spend some time immersed in a creative activity we are often flustered and grasp at straws, trying to find a starting point.
This article provides four suggestions that are easy to implement and might push us all further provided we engage in them. I find activities 2 and 4 most valuable. I have made them part of my daily life in the past… then last year I “fell off the wagon”. How appropriate to find this article today. It is the first day without any commitment in a long time, a day I could spend in the studio exploring creativity. Instead I am unpacking.
I did follow through with creating closed blogs for each of the Art Quilt Campus 2016 groups. While I consider this a safe playground for sharing creative endeavors it is not feeding my personal need for creativity. Setting up the sites, inviting contributors and ensuring all links work is more of a linear activity. Now my time has come to claim creative time for myself. I will start with a walk!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!