Friday, May 28, 2010

solitude & creativity.

i just read an interesting point about creativity. it came to me in my inbox from zen daily habits.

in the last few years, being creative has become one of the most important things in my life. it has helped me find my identity again, to be more than just a mother, wife and worker, but also this person who loves any second i can find to scrapbook and documents our memories. trust me i cherish being all of those things.. but having something that is just for me is a blessing.

i love to take pictures, and design, and create. and i've always known i like doing this by myself. it relaxes me to have some time alone, and in fact i find when people come into my "creative space" i tend to get a little annoyed :)

after reading this article... now i know why.

it starts with this quote.

“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for contructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” ~Rollo May

click here to read a unique perspecitive on how solitude and participation each play a part in stirring our creative juices.

2 comments:

Cheri said...

I read this email as well this morning. And agree wholeheartedly. I know I need my solitude to feed my creativity. I burn out when my kids are home full time.

Joanne said...

Creativity is such a wonderful outlet of expression, a way of putting our hearts into our work. Enjoy!

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