Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The Creative Process
Happy New Year to you, friends! Wishing you lots of good things in 2013 :)
Have you made resolutions? I generally don't. The thing is, January 1 is not only the start of a new year, it's my birthday, which means another whole year of my life has passed. It seems like it should be marked by something momentous. Like I should plan something big for the next year of my life..which has always felt bit grand and overwhelming, so I've previously chosen to avoid it..
However, I've decided to take a different approach this year. Just one resolution (I prefer to think of it as a "goal"), so it's easy to keep. I've decided this year, I will create something every day.
The creative process, for me, always seems to become more robust when I focus on it consistently. I go through phases where I have so many ideas I fill notebooks full of them. I sew, knit, write, draw and craft myself into a state of pure bliss. Then something interrupts (let's call it "life" ;) and I end up stagnating for a while, unable to gain back my momentum.
My hope for this goal is that consistently creating on a daily basis will allow my ideas to flourish. New products for the shop, an environment that is more consistent with my visions, and fresh new style ideas.
I plan to document the process here, to keep me honest, and since I'm beginning on the 3rd, I have a little catching up to do! I already have a project in mind for today and I can't wait to get started.
Hugs and Smooches,