December 26

Creative Time and Space…Final Thoughts

Posted by lori . 5 Comments


My final book for 2011 was Creative Time and Space by Ricë Freeman-Zachary.  When I selected this book, I thought it would have a lot of tips and techniques for scheduling my time and designing my creative space.  What it actually addressed were: (1) my beliefs about time, (2) my priorities, (3) my thoughts on scheduling time, (4) what to do when I’m in a dry spell (no ideas) or (5) in a rut (same ideas), (6) how much mental space I allow creativity, (7) how I nurture my creativity, (8) the physical space where I work and create, (9) the rituals that enhance my work and (10) taking time away from my work in a manner that supports my creative spirit and future work.

This book was more contemplative than I thought it would be.  As often happens, when asked to really reflect on something, I find that what I believe is actually different from what I think I believe.  This book expanded my concept of what being “creative” means, and made it clear to me that I am spending more time thinking about being creative than actually being creative.

As I move into 2012, I plan to spend more time playing, experimenting and creating.  For me, 2011 was a time to “study” the concept of creativity and reconnect with my creative spirit; 2012 will be a year to get in the studio, get my hands dirty and have FUN!

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5 Responses to " Creative Time and Space…Final Thoughts"

  • your blog is full of creative things that you’ve made [including, if i remember correctly, a 30-day challenge] so it’s hard to believe that you could get your hands any dirtier lol.

    thank you for your kind words in my last [hasty] post. i’m so bad at these things. no fun at all really ;p

    anyway, hope you’re having a great holiday! HUGS from a place that’s now had sun THREE days in a row! x

  • Bassetmomma says:

    Sounds like a great plan for 2012!

  • Pip says:

    This sounds very interesting. I definitely spend more time thinking about being creative than actually being creative, thinking about projects I would like to work on (and whining that I don’t have enough time to work on them) then actually working on them. I think I need to read this book.

    Kristin (Pip’s mom)

  • houndstooth says:

    I think a lot of times we get mired down in the thoughts about being creative, but that’s a part of the process, too! I’ve loved reading about your journey to creativity!

  • Kirsten says:

    So important to nurture our creativity, and set aside time for doing it. Not always easy to find that time but doing so definitely nurtures the spirit.

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