Saturday, 2 November 2013

Dear Friday

Dear Creative Habit,

It was all going so well.  Right up until a couple of months ago.  And then things went awry.  Completely awry.  It seems that my creative habit is entirely dependent on everything else going smoothly.  Any change to this finely tuned balance upsets the whole cart and you, dear creative habit, is the first to go.

So, I'm taking steps to rectify this.  Pictured is my current read (Twyla Tharp The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use if for Life - here's hoping).  And I'm using two images here because I'm joining in with NaPhoPoMo (National Photo Posting Month) over at Chookooloonks - a photo a day for the month of November (and I'm catching up already, ahem...).

I'm doing this here (on my big camera) and on instagram (iphone photos only).

Let's get this thing back, creative habit.  I've missed you.

Love, Me

Linking with Kim and Friday finds (and I really do hope I have found my creative habit ;) and Chookooloonks.


  1. Good for you! For jumping right back in and finding your way back to that daily creativity. Looking forward to seeing your work.

  2. Thank you for sharing as I too have "gone awry" under the pressures of stress. Why is this and how do we stop from doing it? I am reading Choosing Happiness: Life & Souls Essentials by Stephanie Dowrick as part of my Morning Reading Ritual. Perhaps I need to check in with your book... I check back in next week.

  3. I can so relate, Becs! I have that constant feeling of being behind with everything... Thanks so much for sharing both the book (I'll definitely have to check it out!) and the NaPhoPoMo! I won't pressure myself by doing this on my blog, but I'll give it a try on Instagram!
    Thanks so much for your nice words on my blog - I've thought about quitting blogging now and again, but I would really miss the wonderful connections and the inspiration! Here's to a wonderful and creative November!

  4. My creative drive goes up and down...and I can never get it to remain steady. I love that you are finding good ways to keep your creativity alive!

  5. I think creativity is a bit like that! A photo a day through November sound like a good place to start.

  6. Maybe part of your creative habit is being away from it awhile and then things look fresh when you come back, just a thought.

  7. So true--it is a challenge to be creative on a regular basis (and, may I say, I'm so far behind you that I can only admire what you are able to accomplish?).

    As much as I want to be creative, the demands of everyday life seem to prevent it. But I do try not to scold myself too much--home and work (not always in that order) get priority before more soul-satisfying pursuits such as photography and blogging. I have a couple more weeks before I can even contemplate creative pursuits but, count on it, I'm definitely looking forward to it!


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