I have to admit that this challenge is working out in ways I had never imagined. I have learned more about creativity in the last three weeks than I had ever thought possible, and not in ways that I had considered. When I started, I had thought that the creativity would mainly be focused on the act of creating. However, in the last three weeks, I have found that creativity has less to do with the act of creating and more to do with my mindset.
I guess that I had never really thought about creativity being a mindset. I don't know why I never thought about it. I work with mindset a lot as a school psychologist. Since the beginning of this challenge, I have cranked up my anxiety due to thinking that I had to do things a certain way, I have realized that it is hard to be creative when I am continually thinking, "Oh my God, I'm never going to be able to think of 28 things to make.", I've learned that if I am just curious about things and keep an open mind, creativity will flow. I have also realized that exposing myself to art is necessary to help keep the creative juices flowing. Today, I have come to know that it is vital to allow myself time to mull things over, look through the materials I have and let inspiration strike. That is what I did today, mull and dig through my supplies. I need to clean up my studio also so I have a tidy space to work in and also so I can find everything that I need. I was looking for some stamps that I have, and I can't locate them anywhere. (That's what took up most of my limited work time today) That all said, I don't have anything to post today as far as a product goes, but that's ok.
Another thing I've learned during this challenge is that whatever happens is ok. I don't have to get my knickers in a knot just because things didn't turn out a certain way. This realization is huge for me, lightening up has been a goal of mine for a long time, and maybe I'm starting to get it.
In Gratitude, Karen