Creative joy

Ben in his crazy pants, shot with Canon Xsi

You guys are awesome. Thank you for all of your thoughtful responses to my posts lately. They are nourishing me in the best ways and I am grateful every day to have you here.

Below is a tiny little interview I did to celebrate the Creative Joy retreat ladies.

Q: What is creative joy for you?

Creative joy for me is being in the flow. It is being inside a project, a creative task, even going to the art supply store for the right tools. Creative joy for me is being in the aliveness of the thing, as opposed to standing on the outside looking in.

Often, this simply means beginning. It means, stop thinking about it sister! and get into action. It means, stop trying to make it perfect and just do it. It means, let it be messy, unformed and full of energy.

Q: What did it look like this week?

This week my creative joy looked like getting back in balance. It looked like filling out tax forms, registering my son for kindergarten and de-cluttering my house. It looked like making space for my creativity to show up. It was about creating the best conditions for creativity to naturally come through.

Q: What gets in the way for you?

Wanting to do it perfectly, obsessive email checking.

Q: What feeds it?

Quiet time, long showers, travel to somewhere new, color, moving my body.

Q: What’s your learning edge with creative joy these days?

These days I am learning to turn on the faucet. To just let the words come without so much worry about getting it right.

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Moni

    Has anyone read here the book called “Seller of Pasts”? I just read it at Christmas and since then I feel like I have to recommend it to people, cause it is such a nice book.

    Of course it is mostly like that, that when someone recommends somethings people are skeptical and everyone prefer to discover things on his/her own.

    Although I would really be interested if any of you from here read this book. I loved how the reality and dream sections follow each other in it.

    Sorry that I do not stick to the topic, but somehow reading the post this came to my mid :).

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  2. Moni

    *The Seller of Pasts

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  3. oprolevorter

    Absolutely pent subject matter, appreciate it for information. “The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.” by Corra Harris.

    Reply

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