Okay, maybe "happy to participate" is a bit of a stretch. I was happy to get together with my friends and discuss what kind of creative things we'd experienced but I didn't always feel like doing the exercises Ms. Cameron suggested. One of the things she suggested was to get up in the morning and write three pages in a journal. What a cracked out idea! I can hardly think three syllables in the morning let alone write them. I did struggle to overcome my resistance and after the group finished the book I even continued writing my morning pages everyday. Yes, I broke a few of the rules. I started writing after my morning shower and only required myself to write one page. I must say, it's nice to start the day quietly sitting on the deck with a mug of coffee, a dog, and my thoughts.
At some point I stopped writing them. I don't remember why but I suspect it has to do with a trip out of town or something. The habit was broken and I just forgot about doing the writing. But now I'm thinking about it again. I seem to be at a point where I am struggling with finding ideas to write about here and struggling with creating new designs for my pottery.
So tomorrow morning I'll be out on the deck with my coffee and my journal. Let's see if that gets the creative juices flowing again.
What do you do to keep creatively sharp?
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