Renee's little ebook has been a wonderful reminder to me in so many ways and is such wonderful timing with my own personal goal this year to spend more time being creative.
How though? With seven children and a husband; baking and cooking; planting and outdoor chores including animals; a house and clothing to clean; planning and one-on-one time in home learning; hmmmm..... All of our lives are full, aren't they?
In Nurturing Creativity, Renee reminds us to take small bits of time and to also plan out spaces of time. Or guess what? It will never happen. I have been so guilty of this - of telling myself that I can have my creating time when the meal has been prepped, the house in order, and the learning checklist for the day all checked off. Well, is this ever a reality?
Probably not - actually, most definitely not.
So, I knit or crochet while helping with home school work. Have tea and a treat while perusing inspiring books or images I have saved to my computer to get my creative juices flowing. Now, the part I have not been doing - setting aside time TO DO. For me, this time would be for handwork - working with wool, printing, sewing, or drawing.
This coming week I am going to mark off time slots on my planner for creating and work towards sticking with them. In addition, I am going to plan one bigger project that might encourage some of the other children to join in with me.
Will you join in with me to set aside some time for creativity in the coming weeks?