Creative leisures form an important part in my writing process, for they help me to remain anchored in that creative state of mind, which expands my self-confidence as a writer/blogger.
Crafting, writing poetry, taking photos, making images and videos, are all essential things for me to be doing in order to bloom as a creative writer. Creative leisures help my own self to find its way in the dimension of creation; calling out to my instinctive primary thoughts and ideas from where sprout out the necessary creative ideas.
I believe that creativity calls upon creativity, creating impregnate my imagination with more creativity. It’s an endless circle filled of links pointing to methods and random images from where one can extract the necessary flux of ideas needed for the intended expression.
Within these moments of creative channelling I can relax myself-deep to freely dive in the oceans of memory to let whatever wants to come alive take over my mind; and as reward, my mind is entranced by the thrill of seeing the idea become concrete.
During my creative moments I feel free, I am me — unapologetically, where I know that I can let go of my thoughts without constraints. During these moments of evasion I only care about shaping whatever I want to shape, while happily watching my own concept of aesthetic take form.
There would have been no blogpost today, simply because I had been so low on energy during the past few days, for my mind had been wandering in every way and direction, thus I was unable to find the necessary inspiration that could plunge me in that creative state of mind. But making some handicrafts linked to a Japanese art concept named ‘wabi-sabi’, which is an art-theme based on imperfection, helped me get the necessary inspiration to write this post.
Crafting these little handmade paper crafts sparkled again my creative confidence, which I’ve been crucially lacking these past few days, and where I came to understand that it is only during my creative retreats that I get the necessary push that help me to make more things that enliven and train my sense of expression.