Living in a house with three other Creative Spirits can establish free space as a commodity. When it was just my artist hubby and me, we each had a studio where we would create to our heart’s desire. Now those rooms have been passed over to our roommates, and what filled the studios has spilled out into our living areas.
Now I am not opposed to living with an aura of eclecticism about me, in fact, I prefer that, but I find that having open space amid the clusters of interest helps to boost my creative potential. With that in mind, I have begun another level of pealing away the unnecessaries in hopes of delineating more inspiring Creativity Zones.
I have started with book control. One of our favorite places to socialize or to get away when we need a break from life is a local Half Price Book Store that has a cafe attached to it. What peace there is among the books and jars of coffee beans! But years of patronizing these establishments has led to an abundant library of great buys and must reads that like poorly designed towers climb the walls of my house.
So, I spent last evening sorting one book nest, separating the good eggs from the bad. And this morning hubby and I cheered as we watched a whole flock of books make their way back to the where they first came from. We traded a huge box for two small craft books and a fist fulla dollars.
Tonight, there is a shift in the house. I haven’t accomplished all I want, but I have made a valiant start. And the rush of success I initiated with the books has given me energy for the next layer of reordering in my home so that I can optimize my Creativity Zones.
SHOW and TELL
Tell me about the Creativity Zones in your life. Do you have a space in your home? What might you do to boost its effectiveness? Or if don’t have a space, could you create a one? What would it be like? Where do you get your creativity groove on? And what makes that space optimum for expressing yourself?
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- Creativity is NOTHING without Gratitude! (marklipinskisblog.wordpress.com)
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- The Perfect Creative Space (zingarapoet.net)
- Creative Spaces: How To Craft A Beautiful Home In An Unexpected Place (mynewplace.com)