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thoughts about creativity and  art:   live your life as your work of art.

Nurture your creative spark

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it,                                        bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Keep your creative energy flowing:

~Think of every mistake or roadblock as a way of discovering something new

~Live in the now moment--be present

~Be grateful for what you have.

~Believe in and trust in yourself

~Break bread joyfully with friends & family

~Keep your physical body in good shape

~Make time to get a good night's sleep regularly

~Make time for contemplation

~Share what you have from your abundance.

I love this statement about the importance of being creative!

“It IS about engagement. You don't need to suffer, you need to live.

You don't need to lose, you need to be open to risk.

You need to feel what it's like to stick your neck out and be judged.

You need to dance with uncertainty. You need to pursue passion with breathless zest.

You need to sit in a moment, alone in a sunwashed field and let every sense flood.

It's not about suffering. It's about being present.

It's about connecting to what's real and what's not.

It's about allowing yourself to feel.

Be it from the back of a station wagon in the deep South or a pied-à-terre on Park Ave. It's about being real.”

by Jonathan Fields

Just for fun, check out the Creative Exercises by Benoit Phillippe on his blog My French Easel. Check out the post Meditation and Creativity by Mark McGuiness at Lateral Impulse. He includes links to three other articles about developing creativity

I'd love to hear how you support that creative impulse of yours!