finding time to be creative

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Today my "to do" list is long ... but I have promised myself that I am going to carve out a couple of hours in between all of the things that I have to do to make time to do something that I want to do.

Yesterday when I was at work we received a number of new products and I packed a few of them to take home and test out project ideas. I was so excited as I packed my bags to come home and was daydreaming almost as soon as I got into my car. I swear my head was in another place while I was driving home ... do you ever do that? ... suddenly notice that your exit off the highway is next (or worse, you just passed it) and you honestly don't remember driving home?

Our house is for sale and my home studio space has been moved from our diningroom to the basement so that we can sell the house. I loved my studio on the main floor ... everytime I walk past our "staged" diningroom I feel sad. It is hard to feel "creative" in an unfinished basement with 1/2 of your supplies packed away in banker boxes so that the space will look "decluttered".  I dug through a few of the boxes last night so that I could find some of my supplies on the off chance that I would find time last night to create something ... no such luck.

So today I am promising myself that I will make time for myself for a couple of hours ... to be creative ... for me ... not for any purpose or anyone ... just to have fun, experiment and enjoy the journey.

Wish me luck!