This week has been an odd week, feeling out of sink with my natural rhythm, at a loss and my creative muse was no where to be found....So today, instead of fighting this, I began the 'art of allowing' and just let go...So instead I sat back this afternoon, made myself a great hot lemon, ginger and honey concoction...and read and journalled to my hearts desire...I followed my heart's bliss, my soul's beckoning....
One of several books I'm reading right now is the delightful book by Rice Freeman-Zachery, "Living The Creative Life"...it is a fabulous read for ideas and inspiration from other working artists...and the one tip I began today was the one about taking myself through a sensory experience...This is a particularly meaningful activity ...as the piece I am trying to break free is a piece for the Elora-Fergus Studio Group Show, for which the committee has chosen a theme this year related to creating work to do with the "SENSES"...
Also in this book, chapter 4 explores the idea of inviting your creative muse to dinner...and I loved it...as I do feel like my creative muse is the one that is with me in the studio, creating magic.....I have missed her this week, so here is a little ode to her, for fun and encouragement....
When I let myself go
Get out of my own way,
Declutter my spaces
She graces me with her presence.
Guides my hand, soul & passion
the fires roar, waves collide, stars shine.
And beauty happens
All because I've released control
to her - my muse
I'm merely the vessel for her stories.
This time of relaxing, journalling and reflecting has helped me feel less stuck, ready for a new week of creating ... What do you do to inspire creation? Do you have a creative muse? How would you describe your muse?
For the period of this month until the end of the studio tour, Oct. 5th, any comment will be put into a draw for a giveway for one of my pieces of work.
Love to hear your thoughts.