Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Listening to the Creative Habit

Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven't the answer to a question you've been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you're alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.
       -  The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster

Today I was asked how I am able to accomplish so much. The reality is while I do get a lot done, there is always things that don't get done. Lately it has been blogging. It is all about choice.  Having commitments help. Having something new to get the creative juices flowing also helps. The side trades with heARTist Trading Cards certainly keeps my creative juices flowing, stretches me as I try new things, and being part of the caring community of artists is a blessing. I find that when I do not do something creative even if it is just making small art, I feel out of balance- as if something is missing. And while this has probably been the case my entire life, I feel it more acutely lately.  I think it has to do with getting older and valuing my time more.  I am loving every minute I create. How about you?


  1. We are in a similar place it seems. I like the quote you started with.

    1. Nice to know that I am not alone! Glad you liked the quote. Hugs, Karen

  2. Hi, Karen. I thoroughly agree with you. At some point in life, we realize that we are not immortal and that time is actually very short. This may be a good thing--we are forced to rearrange priorities and focus on what we really want to get done. Lovely ATCs, btw--artistic practice becomes a daily habit, hopefully.
    best from Tunisia,


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