“Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.” Robin Norwood
I recently did an art talk at http://austindetailsart.com/calendar/events/?event_id=70 on the subject of getting and staying inspired. I was reminded yesterday of just how important it is to take care of your health first! When you don’t feel well, being creative is about the last thing on your mind, in fact, it probably doesn’t make it there. I got what I think is a 24 hr bug so my whole day was focused on just feeling better. This made me edit my list of 10 ways. I’ve thought about this quote above and now I get it. If you don’t feel well, how can you take care of others? If you don’t feel well, how can you give of yourself to others? So here’s my list for you. I’d love your feedback!
1. Take care of your health!
Basically, if you don’t feel well, getting inspired to be creative is far from reality! You are too busy trying to get well. “Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.” Robin Norwood
3. Create a vision board using a cork board. Put compelling images, inspiring words and quotes to help you develop your sense of creativity. Keep an idea binder where you collect images which you can flip through for quick inspiration.
“What you are today and what you will be in five years depends on two things: the people you meet and the books you read.” Twyla Tharp
Be well, Sleep well, and Create Something Every Day!
Routine is as much a part of the creative process as the lightning bolt of inspiration, maybe more. The real secret is that you do this every day. In other words, be disciplined. Over time, daily routines become second nature and discipline morphs into habit. In order to be creative you have to know how to prepare to be creative.
Join me tomorrow for another art talk at Austin Details Gallery:
Ideas on Creativity / Right Brain Thinking – It’s Not Just For Artists!
Where: Austin Details Art + Photo Gallery; 106 E. 8th St. Austin
Phone #: 512-391-0999
When: Thurs. Feb. 24
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
“Creativity is not just for artists. It’s for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it’s for engineers trying to solve a problem; it’s for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way.” Twyla Tharp