I always knew that being creative requires space—preferably well-lit, roomy and comfortable. The workspace needs your personal touches and it needs to be welcoming. I have worked in grand spaces, such as my ballroom studio, and tight places, like on my lap by a window, in hospital.
Now I’m seeing that creativity has another distinct and demanding requirement—simplicity. In the case of creativity, the type of simplicity required is deep. You need to be as drama-free as possible. You will need work/life balance, wherein you can leave you work at work and at home you can find space for your creativity in the studio. My creativity also requires quiet—sometimes complete silence, especially when I’m writing. Most importantly creativity requires time. Time must be set aside to create fertile ground for creativity to flourish and mature. Time is the most costly of creativity’s requirements.
I’m not sure why it took me until this age to figure this stuff out but I’m grateful to the Goddess that I have.
I am in the Creative Everyday Challenge and I like how this shield drawing uses white as a color.