"In the end there is no one ideal condition for creativity . . . The only criterion is this: Make it easy on yourself . . . To get the creative habit, you need a working environment that's habit formng." - Twyla Tharp from The Creative Habit
Note to Self #1: "All preferred working states, no matter how eccentric, have one thing in common: When you enter into them, they impel you to get started." -Twyla Tharp
This weekend I took the advice of a very wise and experienced creative woman, and re-configured my work top spaces to make my studio more functional, more inspiring and more the place I want to be all the time.
Part of my on-going work towards this, is to clean up more, pick up and put away more, find more workable storage containers for those tools I use all the time, but in the meanwhile, I have a more usable space, with more of the work surfaces I need to get me motivated and jazzed about creating.
Note to Self #2: Just Do
So much of our every day work-a-day, live-a-day lives are about deadlines, about choosing harmony over what we really want; our time is more often about checking things off that never ending to-do list, and less about creating a time and space to just create. So to choose a moment - whether it is 20 minutes or 3 days or a month and a half - to just be our most true self, to just do those things that make our souls vibrate with joy, to remember who we truly are, deep down, underneath all the things we do for the work-a-day, live-a-day to do lists.
This weekend I chose my moment, and the re-energized soul, she is singing, with joy and peace, and gratitude for giving her the one true thing she wants: a space to create and the time to do it.
Hope all your sundays are full of sacred creating, in whatever form that may be.