22 February 2013

My first "Sew Thinky"


...I might be getting a teensy bit excited.

This is my first time linking up with Sew Thinky over at Mommy's Nap Time, and I am looking forward to keeping up with it, especially since it happens on Thursdays which are notoriously insomnia filled nights for me. So, here goes...

What is one regular thing you do for yourself to keep up your creative mind? Do you go to a guild, out for coffee with a friend? Are there people / activities you do regularly or as needed? 

Whenever I feel like I need to express my creativity but find myself stuck, I write. Nothing in particular, just writing. For a while, I was writing 10 pages a night about nothing. Writing keeps me grounded. It also acts as a problem solving skill, since I can start writing something I am conflicted about, and after a few pages, I generally have a better idea of what to do. This can be something extreme and life altering, or as mundane as the layout of a quilt block. I have no rules when I write, so I usually include diagrams or sketches, as relevant. 

Scuba diving is another great way for me to reflect and build up my creative energy. I know that might sound silly, but hear me out. When I am underwater, there is no sensory overload from sounds, stress, or people. It is just me, my dive buddy, and the underwater world. I guess you could say I feel like Toki Wartooth when he is singing his little underwater friends song:

There is just such an incredible amount of beauty and life under the surface, and I can't help but find inspiration, peace, and creativity. Sometimes I just stop what I am doing, take a deep breath, and listen. All I can hear is my own breathing as I glide along. It truly is meditative in nature (at least for me).

1 comment:

  1. I do a lot of journaling too. Pages and pages of the stuff. It grounds me.