Monday, January 25, 2016

Creativity and Frustration

Good morning~hope you enjoyed a nice weekend. Mine was ... busy. Again.

This has become a weekly occurrence it seems: I spend most of the work week dreaming about all the fun, creative projects that I will tackle as soon as Saturday morning comes. I creep out of bed in the wee hours (well, before 6 a.m.) and maybe get started with one project.

Then, I hear it: the thump, thump, thump of little feet pounding down the stairs. Or the worse sound of retching as one of the cats heaves up his or her breakfast (or a hairball) somewhere nearby.


Life conspires against us creatives sometimes. And it's not just the early-morning interruptions that wear you down. It's the constant go-go-go of life: groceries and bill paying and bank runs and appointment scheduling and exercise routines and tidying the house and cooking and caring for little people or parents ... all good and necessary things. But all draining of one's creative energy and mojo.

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Perhaps that's where the wisdom of this quote comes in. What if I stopped thinking about separate time for creative pursuits (or at least obsessing over how to get more of it) and start adding more creativity into my everyday life?

Taking pictures while walking on a break at work, trying a new color nail polish, writing a single scene on your tablet while commuting on the bus, trying one new recipe this week--what are some ways that you could add just a few bite-sized pieces of creativity to your life?

Please share in the comments, it would be great to hear what others are doing/plan to do. 

PS I did carve out time to start making my dress for a Downton Abbey event at the local library. It's coming along nicely though I have to fix the neckline which is quite "bubbly." Pics soon!


  1. Sometimes adding a necklace to my outfit is as creative as I may get for the day! I did get a lot accomplished this weekend but I feel that has snowballed into wanting to get other things done that were not on my list.

    1. Yes, I hear you! The snowball effect--I think it's just par for the course when one is creative. There are worse things for sure though, right? What was your favorite accomplishment creative-wise this weekend?

    2. I painted a dresser that I think I'll use to revamp my work space. It's given me the push I needed to change up the space...or "really" start planning to do it :)

    3. That's awesome--good for you! I'd love to see pics of the dresser.