Taking time to be creativeSeptember 23, 2010
I am guilty of thinking that creativity is something to be indulged in only when everything else is done.
Which, of course, it never is.
I am working on remembering that….
- God created me to be creative. God values my creativity.
- If I don’t allow myself room to be creative, I am missing out on living the whole of who I was meant to be.
- That stopping for 30 minutes a day and working at something creative, gives me so much more than just (eventually) a finished project. (The process is more important than the product.)
- That being creative allows me to feel good about something I want to do, rather than all those things I have to do. (Not that I don’t like some of the things that I have to do… you know what I mean.)
Here’s what I’m working on this week
It doesn’t look like much yet does it?
I am building an Outdoor Lounge chair for the front porch using plans from Ana White’s great site (formerly known as Knock Off Wood.com). I started this building project in late August. I’ve been working on it for a month!
It should be ready for use by next spring (at the rate I’m going). But that’s OK. Because I will be creative while I work on it.
What will you do to be creative?