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.
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!