Sunday, January 18, 2009
12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women week 2
Its week 2 and the secret is all about honoring your inspirations. The chapter talks about having a space of your own and that is something that I already have. Gail Meekin goes on to talk about making the time to receive inspiration and also about setting up rituals to foster this. I tend to find my inspiration while spending time in nature or when I am really quiet and contemplative. Or sometime I will be doing something totally different and then an idea comes to me totally out of the blue. Its almost as though as soon as I stop thinking about a problem and let it go the solution comes to me.
The one thing that I don't think I do is have rituals before I start to create. I will enter the room where I am going to make art and shut the door and sometimes play music and all they could be considered rituals but they don't seem to be anything special to me. I think that I would like to incorporate a ritual that is more meaningful. Something that will say to me now you are a creative mode.
What kind of creative rituals do you use?