|Reaching into the creative well: full or empty?|
Most of us struggle with the same basic artistic challenge: limited time and limited energy.
The creative equation:
Define your 24/7 week.
Subtract your must-dos.
Isolate creative peaks.
Limited Time & Limited Creativity
I have a great, but demanding job as the director of marketing at a private university. It consumes mental energy and requires a commitment of the majority of the hours in my week.
Add to that an amazing husband with whom I want to spend another big chunk of my time.
Then groceries, cleaning etc., etc., etc...
That doesn't leave many pockets of time for creativity. And even when a pocket of time opens up, it doesn't mean I have the creative energy for art. Unfortunately for my art, mornings are my peak high energy time and 5 out of 7 mornings go to my day job.
This seems to be an impossible equation. So far I've been to trying to better focus the limited time high energy time I have, but more often than not I am finding myself stuck.
I read a simple post on Seth Godin's blog, The best way to get unstuck, that may help me unstick the creatively stuck ideas in my head.
How do you unstick creative blocks?
About the photo:
This jar is part of a project that came together in one of my "creative flow" times. You can read about it here: http://www.creativesprinkle.blogspot.com/2012/07/teddy-bear-picnic.html