Your Creative Intentions: The Monday Post ~ February 24, 2014
A regular creative practice — a daily practice, if possible — is key to staying in touch with how you make meaning. Key to living, not postponing. (Let’s all agree to give up on “someday.”)
What are your plans for creative practice this week? Given the specifics of your schedule, decide on a realistic intention or practice plan — and ink that time in your calendar. The scheduling part is important, because as you know, if you try to “fit it in” around the edges, it generally won’t happen. An intention as simple as “I will write for 20 minutes every morning after breakfast” or “I will sketch a new still life on Wednesday evening” is what it’s all about. If appropriate, use time estimates to containerize your task, which can make a daunting project feel more accessible.
Share your intentions or goals as a comment to this post, and let us know how things went with your creative plans for last week, if you posted to last week’s Monday Post. We use a broad brush in defining creativity, so don’t be shy. We also often include well-being practices that support creativity, such as exercise and journaling.
Putting your intentions on “paper” helps you get clear on what you want to do — and sharing those intentions with this community leverages the motivation of an accountability group. Join us!
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Apparently getting rid of stuff is a drug, and I’m hooked. The lower level of my home (basement walkout) is now overflowing with items that need a new home — and my garbage bins are overflowing. Yes!
Up at 5:00 for morning practice today. Finally!
Last week’s creative/well-being intentions:
* Daily sitting [yes]
* Daily morning centering practice w/Morning Pages & intention journaling [yes]
* Daily reading [yes]
* One page of art journaling [yes]
* Project Life update [no]
* Finish the back panel of the sweater I’m knitting [no]
This week’s creative/well-being intentions:
* Daily sitting
* Daily morning centering practice w/Morning Pages & intention journaling
* Daily reading
* One page of art journaling [Wed/Thurs]
* Project Life update [Mon]
* Finish the back panel of the sweater I’m knitting [Weds]
Reblogged this on Read and Write and commented:
Am planning to draw something this week which I’ll add as a weekly creative practice. But I still don’t know what day it would be.
*Daily Reading =was lousy with this last week.
*Daily Learning with Sieg
Hi Lovely ladies.
I can help with the daily creativity with this IPAD interactive storybook that I made. It is based on collage.
Read it to the kids!
They, (and you) will be able to make their own collaged monsters with the special collage app. It is called Monster Moogle. I developed it while I was teaching little monsters Fine Arts.
My creative intentions are to add just 1000K words to my work-in-progress during this busy week. Good luck with your goals! 🙂
Nice, Marcia! How’d it go??