Get Creative

I finally got my contributors copy of Somerset Workshop! As I looked through the 30 some pages of my article I was instantly taken back to that insanely crazy time last year when I’d just met my book deadline and then launched into a frenzy-filled few weeks working on this project, even asking for an extended deadline (something I never do).  What I learned was the more you’re creating the more creative you get.

I would have thought after doing all of the projects for the book, coming up with an additional 5 for Somerset Workshop would be really hard. What I found was the more I was immersed in creative work the more creatively alive I felt.

Creativity grows the more you use it. We all hit those dry spells once in awhile, but the best thing I’ve found to get me through them is by ‘doing’. Get out your paints, and make something. Maybe you won’t like it. Make another. Keep going until you get those creative juices flowing and then stay creative by making art in some form everyday.

7 responses

  1. I like what you said about ‘doing it’ even when you don’t feel it. If you make something you don’t like, make something else. This is good!! This is good for me to remember. I am almost always happy/successful with my new metal designs, but when I venture out into paper and paint, I get frustrated. I just love the mediums though and the PanPastels looks like so much fun.
    xoSandy I am going to work on the idea of doing something everyday.
    You are terrific!!!!

  2. “Creativity grows the more you use it. We all hit those dry spells once in awhile, but the best thing I’ve found to get me through them is by ‘doing’.” Wow! Powerful stuff! I think I may need to quote that in my journal, if you don’t mind. 🙂 Congrats on the article, the book deal, and any other good stuff that comes your way – you heartily deserve it!

  3. You said: What I found was the more I was immersed in creative work the more creatively alive I felt.

    I find this to be so, so true. It is as though the creative well is nourished and filled by the creative act itself. A kind of self-perpetuating, self nourishing system. If I fall off the creative wagon, it can be difficult to get back on, but if I make it a *habit*, as integral to my life as cooking dinner or brushing my teeth, ideas come with startling ease, and so does the motivation to create.

    Your work is so beautiful and inspiring. I’m looking forward to picking up your article!

  4. Hi Pam! I just got my copy yesterday! I have all the previous issues as well, and I have to say that this is the best issue yet! It was fun seeing all the projects made my some of my favorite artists! To say it was jam-packed is an understatement! Your pages are beyond amazing! Thank you for continuing to inspire and for helping me believe that I can be more creative as well! Congratulations on your continued success and BIG hugs!!!

All comments are read and greatly appreciated!

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