Sometimes, out of the clouds... a ray of sunshine finds its way directly to you...
The sweet Little Men & Co. (as in my daughter) surprised me with an unexpected dose of sweetness yesterday afternoon. I love how the French Peas managed to use polka dots... they could not have known how much Amanda loves polka dots. But, I do.
I shared dinner with an amazingly creative group of women last night. A group that, for the most part, have known each other for years... and have clearly embraced and claimed creativity as a God given part of their natures. The discussion centered around what you do when your creative juices dry up... how do you get going again... and can you be creative on-demand. It was interesting to listen to each of their unique ways of BEING creative and keeping it going. One commonality I noted was that most of them grew up in homes where creativity was embraced and nurtured. My best take away was that my Little Men and Little Ladies have a good chance of embracing theirs. ;)
Though I struggle with identifying myself as creative, I believe the same lesson that served me in marathon training applies for me... it is just to get moving... take that first step... do something... anything. Occasionally, I'll end up with an entirely different outcome than I'd expected... and better than I'd imagined. Occasionally. ;)
And, on the flip side of that, certain ideas need time to ferment. Time for all the pieces to. fall. into. place. It's okay to wait on those... they will come! They will come.
What do you do to get your creative juices flowing? Do you have a hard time claiming creativity?
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain as artist once he grows up."
~ Pablo Picasso
blessings ~ tanna