Today’s topic is The Creative Process. Do read to the end of this post for a full list of carnival participants.
So what’s this creative mother’s process? This one is easy. Creative process for me happens mostly when I’m not actually being creative! Normally in the shower, whilst walking, cleaning. Doing mundane tasks where my mind can wonder.As a Mum, these mundane tasks are many. I’ve become so impatient over the years, especially when Poppet was born in 2012. It’s emotional torture when you WANT to sit and draw, make, craft or write, but the kids need feeding, the washing needs tending to, the house needs a clean up. Errands are many, jobs are over flowing on my to-do list. However the thing that keeps me going as I trawl the aisles of the local supermarket, or wipe up after yet another messy meal, is that my automatic pilot kicks in. This leaves my brain the space and time to mull over new ideas, illustrations, blog posts to write.
Usually this proves invaluable. As I have spent so much time thinking about my creative activity, I can usually sit down when I have a spare moment and get cracking. I find when I have planned time to myself to ‘be creative’ I waste about an hour faffing about trying to get motivated!
So there’s pros and cons to this creative motherhood thing. But time to think is imperative. And I actually welcome the mundaness of it all, well sometimes
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- Carnival host and author of The Rainbow Way, Lucy at Dreaming Aloud looks at the common lies we tell ourselves about creativity in The Eternal Summer of the Creative Mind.
- Caitriona at Wholesome Ireland - from start to new beginnings.
- Hannah M. Davis writes about Unleashing Your Authentic Voice. So many of us would love to write a life-changing book. How do you get over the blocks and barriers that hold you back?
- Sylda from Mind the Baby compares her creative process to a maelstrom of weather warnings.
- In “As an Artist”, Lucy Pierce at Soulskin Musings offers a poem about how the creative process beckons her through many of the archetypes of womanhood.
- Jackie Stewart at Flowerspirit.co.uk talks about how creativity is opening up a space for the unknown to reveal itself to you in ‘Creativity Flourishes in the Sacred Unknown’.
- Alex at Art of Birth shares some practical tips on how you can unlock your creative goddess within!
- Nicki at justlikeplay shares a love letter to her muse.
- Marija Smits has a conversation with her muse and reflects on the difficulties of catching and creating from the Goddess of Inspiration.
- Zoie at TouchstoneZ reflects on her creative process.
- Licia Berry, Illumined Arts ”Creativity and Healing are Ideal Partners”. The creation of visual, musical, or expressive arts is the quickest, most effective and painless way to heal.
- Kirstin at Listening to the Squeak - My creative process and how to break creative blocks.
- Ali Baker talks about connecting
with the call of the wolf when she cries to us to do so means giving
our time and permission to honour the creative process within all of us.
- Mary at The Turquoise Paintbrush reflects on her creative process.
- KatyStuff thinks that projects need time to mature, that is why she is a fabric and craft hoarder.
- Aimée at Creativeflutters goes into her creative process and looks at what makes things tick or flop in “Spontaneous She – How to Keep Your Muse at Work”.
- Kae at The Wilde Womb muses about her common creative blocks as a parent and how she systematically breaks through them.
- Angela at Peach Coglo tries to get comfortable with her own creative process.
- Biromums write about their creative processes.
- Dawn at The Barefoot Home believes the creative process can’t be taught it has to come organically and at its own pace.
- Tara at Aquamarine Art began uncovering her lost inner artist over 5 years ago and shares her experiences and inspirations in “From Spark to Bonfire: The Evolution of A Creative Process.”
- Darcel at The Mahogany Way examines her own creative process.
- Sharron at Adventures on the mindful path writes and creates in between (and sometimes while) chasing two little boys and a puppy.
- Laura at Authentic Parenting reflects on her creative process.
- Georgie at Visual Toast explores what the creative process looks like for her.