Thursday, March 12, 2009

I imagine, therefore I create

My studio time has been so productive lately - I have learned to spread numerous projects out across my table and go from one to another as my mind wanders. It really just means keeping the wandering on track, while letting the muse lead me along.
I used to find this disconcerting and wonder if I would ever get anything done.
But now I see that each project meanders along at it's own pace, and with its own rhythm and finally - things get done.
I am so grateful to have the time and space to work this way, and that the "deadline" work which requires focus is only a small part of what I have to do each day.
My journal really is my helpmate/coach/therapist/diary all together.
A book that illustrates my wandering path.
I give thanks today to my journal and to this process which feels like a sacred ritual.

"Imagination needs moodling – long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering." --Brenda Ueland


  1. It sounds like you have truly discovered your creative stride. What a wonderful place that must be!
    I am putting together my first art studio. An entire room dedicated to creating. My hubster made me two worktables that span an 8ft. wall. I cannot wait to have a trail of creations to meander to and from, like you have described.
    I am signing up to follow your blog. Would love it if you did the same. I cannot wait to explore your blog further. And check out your etsy.


  2. How exciting! I am so happy for you... Zoom zoom you go! :)

  3. Awesome...I love the moodling quote...may I use it on my blog at some point???