Mar 13, 2013

Creative Processeses

I think that one of the most challenging things about having a blog, is the factor of time. Life waits for no one, not even for a girl well-intentioned to document it electronically. No matter how much I click, read, learn, make, write - I am always being stretched, grown and stumped. and sometimes, I come up completely empty.

So I push.

I make something new, remake something old, do something dumb. (especially the dumb part.) The creative journey is one in which the direction may be unclear - but that's okay - as long as you keep on trucking. I am constantly in this awkward ping pong match of "I'm proud of that" and "how can I make that better?"


Sometimes all it takes to make some ideas... is a walk. Or some toast with Nutella. Or a bath, a new song discovery, a life experience. Sometimes I read as many magazines and blogs as I can in one sitting. Or books. Sometimes I just sit and don't read anything at all. I watch disney movies back to back. I may grab my camera and shoot a photo every hour, or browse and re-discover ones I've already taken. I dance, I run, I listen, did I mention dance?

Just when I'm about to give up hope...
inspiration comes.

What do you do when you are exhausted creatively?

8 comments:

  1. This is a tough one for me. I just try and take some time and not worry that I haven't had anything to post about for the past 3 days and then usually/hopefully something pops into my head

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    1. Haha, I know, its hard too, because it varies so much each time. I'm glad the time and space helps you - usually I have to force it.

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  2. Not really sure. b/c lately I've been stuck in blog and it's like I'm sucked in and cant get out. I'm not creative by no means. i wish i was tho.

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    1. Yeah, I've been in a rut too, and haven't said much lately. Everyone's creative in their own way. You just haven't figured it out yet. Blogging is a pretty creative process.

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  3. first off these pics? gorgeous! Secondly, I am a newb to this whole blog deal, but I don't plan. And my creative process is at about zilch compared to some people but I seem to blog like my approach to life. Scattered, wandering and completely random. =)

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    1. Thats how mine is too! I just post what I like, and like what I post. It doesn't make much sense, and certainly doesn't follow any patterns.

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  4. hello! thanks SO much for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself! I LOVE finding new blogs :) I'm your newest follower and can't wait to get to know you more!

    And, I love this post. The other day in one of my classes we talked about how we have to make time to be creative, and usually that looks like doing things we love. Like, sitting at a coffee shop doing nothing... makes space for creativity. what's so hard about blogging is this inner voice that says we must post. I've really been trying to silence the pressures in order to keep blogging natural. for me, it has to be an outlet, something fun, or otherwise I get caught in the pressure of my writing being good or right or readable. when it's me, it's best, and it's only me when it's natural.

    how that for a rambling comment? you've got me thinking!

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    1. And I'm thinking again, in turn. Thank you.
      I appreciate your feedback and am glad you're here.

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