Thursday, October 29, 2015
Creative Life: Sketching
I've been thinking a lot lately about creativity and living a creative life. The work that I do here at the shop has a lot of creativity built in, but as a shop owner I often get buried under piles of paperwork rather than the flowers. Other than my flower work, I do some sewing and knitting, but that has been about it for creativity in my daily life. I certainly don't do anything artistic and creative purely for creativity's sake.
I'm trying to change that by challenging myself to do something creative outside my norm, every day. A box of coloured pencil crayons and a small blank sketchbook have given me enormous joy lately. I am finding the biggest challenge to be not judging my drawings. I tend to be a self critical person, and I get very frustrated when what shows on the page isn't what I had in my head. But I think doing the art anyway, and trying to let it just "be" is maybe just what is needed for me.
How about you? Do you struggle with fitting art into your life? Is creativity part of your routine? I'd love to know what you do to keep creative when daily life gets too left brain. Let me know in the comments!