Yesterday I stumbled upon a book I’ve had for a long time but had never read. It looked perfect for my quest to unblock my own creativity.
Walking in this World: the Practical Art of Creativity was written by Julia Cameron who also wrote her famous book The Artists Way.
The first assignment is to write a list of 20 small, creative actions you could do.
Coming up with these ideas made me happy even though I didn’t do any of them straight away. I don’t think it’s supposed to be another To Do list. It’s just good to get your creative juices flowing. Here’s what I came up with:
- sew a new kitchen sponge by hand
- sew a belt by hand
- and maybe embroider the belt?
- put a patch onto the knee of R’s pants
- and maybe embroider the patch?
- print out pictures from things we did in March
- and make a scrap page for March for my Home Ed folder
- draw a buzzard (from a photograph)
- and add a few things I read about buzzards in Ireland
- sew a simple skirt for myself
- and maybe embroider the skirt?
- take pictures of all these activities
- and write about some of them on this blog
- print out poems for April
- pick out a spring craft to do with the kids (or on my own)
- pick out a craft from Making Toys with Children
- and write about them
- or make a video
- wear my dangly earrings more often
- book a massage
Today I thought of another two ideas and suddenly I felt inspired to try one of them. I took one of our old dusty guitars and found an online tuner that helped me to get her tuned again.
Then I sat on a blanket in our garden and started strumming and singing for our chickens. It was SO much FUN!!! I remembered a few songs I used to play many years ago and the words still flowed easily.
My fingers started hurting quickly but I’m determined to try it again tomorrow.