here who are posting about wonderful things they have made, grown, baked, done. I feel a bit of a fraud, I have to say, as right now thinking about my creative space just makes me realize how uncreative I feel at the moment. Oh, I am sewing each day, making things. I'm just like on automatic pilot. And thinking about October I feel overwhelmed by all that has to get done this month. So today my creative space is about SPACE rather than the creative. I've spent a bit of time planning so that I can better manage what is ahead but I have also done some planning about making room so that some new fresh things just might emerge. I have been reading Twyla Tharp's book 'The Creative Habit' which has been emphasizing to me that creativity is like a muscle - you work for it, train, build it, practice it. I used to follow a plan that Julia Cameron sets out in her books: a daily walk, writing three pages each morning and an artist's date each week. I am planning to re-institute these. I've tried them before and I know they work for me. I get pleasure from doing them, mostly. And the weekly date to go somewhere or do something out of the ordinary I always look forward to.
What about you? What helps you to keep a creative fire burning? What fuels your creative space?