>Scheduling your Muse
March 13, 2008 § 8 Comments
I’m trying to keep to somewhat of a schedule. Contrary to what those with a regular 9-5 may think, working at home is difficult. At least for those who are undisciplined ~like me.
I’ve decided that Thursday will be for blog writing..hence, the entry…and for working on the construction of jewelry, which I don’t enjoy nearly as much as I do melting the glass. That would explain the 3 containers of beads you see in front of my work space there. The trouble is ‘creativity’ and ‘schedules’ …and there is a word for this but my brain is failing me at the moment. They just do not work well together..it’s as though someone is standing over you saying ‘Create…NOW’ One sort of rebels at that and locks up.
However, if you’re going to be professional and make your work a successful business you have to find a way to keep your muse on call. I’ve filled my work space with color and past work…drawings, paintings, words…as well as clippings from magazines that stop me in my tracks and move me in some way. I remember reading somewhere that one of the tactics that work for teaching children with ADD is to have them work in a small cubby with no stimuli of any kind. hmmm, what think you about that? Vaguely disturbing somehow, although I do understand the reasoning behind it.
But it does make me wonder.
If I were to clear everything away, except maybe the color purple…would I get more accomplished?
The latest bracelet to emerge from
the cluttered den of
‘Sweetwater Designs’ ~ Lampwork and brass.
For purchase on Etsy.