I'm back at the book again (Launching the Imagination, Mary Stuart)
And the second part starts with this title. If there's anything that this blog was meant focus on, it's cultivating a creative life.
The author describes requirements for creativity. The combination of new and old, being receptive to all creativity, and creative thinking. Also means of motivating yourself as a creator, by setting goals, keeping expectations real and taking advantage of your strengths. The importance of a good work area with the resources you need and an environment that inspires your creativity. And the influence from other artists, gaining inspiration by working with others in order to push yourself creatively and to better communication.
Finally a chapter that's not completely new to me.
These last few weeks have been very much crazy for me. Between the end of summer and children and everything, I'm not at my bench much at all. But while I've been away, I've been collecting a lot of affirmation by being at these fairs at the local mall. I'm deeply grateful for the people I've met there and who have had confidence in me and in my jewelry.
In the next two and a half months, I'll be working as much as I can in between getting our cyber school environment established. The materials to complete our kitchen have just arrived as well. And the metal work I promised to myself is about halfway done. I'll do my best to stay sane and pop in to write as often as I can.
I need to keep my creativity together and energized. And my body. So I'll be thinking a lot on the lessons in this chapter.