Saturday, April 30, 2011

When not writing

I imagine creativity as ebb and flow. When the creativite energy flows you can barely contain the ideas. When the energy is low, you are drained and unable to focus. At least that is how it works for me.

I have a great deal of creativity energy but it is often used in ways that I can not control. Such as reviewing my child's IEP; helping my daughter analyze Shakespeare; plotting the map for vacation or working on anew recipe. If I am not careful then I can use all that energy up and there is nothing left for my own creative projects.

Years ago I took the Myers Brig test. One of the questions was where do you get your energy? Do you get energy from being by yourself or with others? I was clearly in the self category. I know that if I don't spend some alone time I will crash and burn like an alcohol coming off a night on the town.

So lately I have spending alone time. And the ideas are coming so fast I can't react quick enough.

I am uploading one of my projects that is beyond writing. I have been working with gourds. Bleaching, carving, painting and making fairy houses.

Yup, fairy houses. I created a two story house, village shop and playground. I hope you enjoy them!


Cramerworld said...

I hadn't checked in on your blog for awhile and was pleasantly surprised to see some new posts. And I was even happier, but not surprised, to see that you are working on a book. I like your writing style and I like that your blog is so honest. I even like that you struggle with some of the same things that I do. That being said, I am looking forward to buying your book someday. I continue to wish you the best.

Karin, your fellow traveler on this most unwelcome journey.

Ann Schlosser said...

Thank you Karin! It was great to hear from you and see that you are doing well also! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!