Rekindle Your Friendship With Creativity
Do you ever create and get completely immersed the process? I’m referencing those moments that you realize you are completely in tune with yourself as the outside world becomes quiet. I refer to these as my slow studio moments and I believe that you can cultivate a practice where these moments are in abundance.
Over the course of last year I felt like I was losing my creativity. At the beginning of the year I made it my priority to get some clarity and connect with the part of me I felt like I was disconnected with. After reading some powerful creative books and reflecting inward and forward on my dream life, I realized those creative moments were very far and few. I lacked discipline and as a result I felt like my creativity was a burden not a gift.
I began the year promising myself I would complete an 100 day project. In the time I spent creating for myself daily, I rekindled my friendship with these moments. I felt the warmth and joy they brought me. The weight started to lift from my shoulders and my creativity felt like it was a part of me and not fighting against me.
I think that with a few tweaks in your studio practice, you can build these moments for yourself again. It begins with creating a warm space, an intentional studio practice, and remaining thoughtful — fearless, open and ready to receive new ideas.
As I experience these moments and the thoughts that go along with them, I am documenting my #slowstudiomoments. This is a place for you to rekindle your own friendship with these moments and learn how you can nourish your creativity daily. I invite you to share your own reflections, thoughts, and practices on instagram or pinterest as you grow and find these moments in your life.