They're taking over.
It's been a very productive week here on the ole Cart. Sometimes I just get so crazy creative that all my ideas have no choice but to spill out onto every available surface. Happily, there are more surfaces at our new digs.
I love it when the creativity bug bites hard.
I made patterns for 10 or so new designs last Monday. This Monday I'm taking a break (gotta fuel the fires). I try to guard against burn-out. If I'm on a roll I go with it, but I try to stay conscious of the need to tend to my creative self.
Burn-out is no fun.
There are lots of ways to nurture your creative self. Mine loves libraries and nature hikes, antique shops, hand-written letters, vanilla scented body wash, children's drawings, good fiction, old toys, time with my dog, wandering around the internet, sitting around chatting with friends, a nice breeze, the smell of new crayons, playing cards with my mom. . .the list goes on and on. Lately I've discovered how much I love listening to books on CD while I work, and NPR podcasts on my son's iPod. Dylan even taught me (I won't tell you how long it took him) to find stuff on iTunes and make them go into that little magical device. I'm hooked on Fresh Air and Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me and Garrison Keillor of course.
What fuels your creative fire?