Things are rough out here in creativity land
What a wonderful compilation of creativity land tips, Katrin - thank you. We were headed to the Middle East next week, but obviously that's not happening. Of course my ability to write words disappeared for a couple weeks! I must force myself to turn the news off (a pivot to travel planning helps - we're going somewhere else, then KW), but I get trapped by it as well. I'm soooo looking forward to the Matt Bell workshop in early January - hope to say 'hi' when we get back in town.
To get the creative juices flowing I go for a long walk and listen to music on my phone. I try to have the music be upbeat.
Finn's K teacher brought a harmonium to class every day. He loved her and that box, and the dancing. I know it calmed him as does the music 'box' of his guitar on his belly. Loved this newsletter. It has been and is still a struggle to get any creative work out, but I don't have a choice but to move forward no matter what is coming out. Deadlines will do that. I am watching Japanese and Korean shows on Netflix to help me stay calm and not take in too much news. Even if I don't read the subtitles, I enjoy being in another pace and timing.
I WILL SURVIVE has gotten me through many moments of mishegos. I might put in on today. xxx
I completely understand and can relate to this on many levels. I love your practical suggestions that have helped you. Thank you!!