a new way of creating
wow friends! i just wanted to stop in and share a video with all of you. i feel like i have been learning a new way to create this week. i recently stumbled upon a video created by melody ross of brave girls club. listening to melody speak in this video has revolutionized the way that i think about creating. she talks about how at least 50 % of her creative work happens in her head and her heart and that she gives herself time to be alone and dream and think. melody also talks about how she NEEDS solitude in order to create.
and i have just been mulling over these ideas and thinking about them. you see, i need solitude but i rarely ever give myself this gift. i have always felt like in order to be successful as a creative person that i needed to do, do, do. that if i wasn’t crossing something off on my to do list, then i wasn’t getting anything done. the problem with thinking like this is that it makes me so unhappy. i hate it!!! it’s not me and it’s not how i create.
so i decided something. from now on i am going to give myself permission to dream and plan and be in solitude so that when i go to physically create something, most of the deep work has already been done. i have decided that it is ok to stop and take the time for my ideas to form in my head before i even take paint to a canvas or write a blog post or an article for a magazine. i have decided that i actually need this time and that the end product will be so much more soul-full because i allowed myself to do this.
i am so excited to see what comes out of this new way of creating. what about you? how do you create?