I’m in the process of fine-tuning my presentation for the Synergy conference next month in Baltimore (www.npcg.org). The exploration and study of what creativity is and how we can spark and nurture it is fascinating.
I know for me personally, just getting into the studio, sitting down and getting my hands busy is a Big First Step.
As James Russell Lowell says “In creating the only hard thing is to begin.”
That is certainly true for me. One thing I try to do is to leave something unfinished from the day/night before such as:
- Putting on jewelry findings,
- drilling holes,
- attaching hang tags
These chores allow me to start working and get my hands busy without having the pressure yet to feel “creative”. And soon after the ideas start to flow.
I leave you with one of my favorite quotes:
Let your heart race as quickly as your mind towards your next creation.