Flash Back: What Fuels Your Inspiration?


Flash Back

We are taking another trip down memory lane. This is the eighth posting in the series called Flash Back. The original post was shared way back in July of 2012. I hope you will find it as informative as I do.

Inspiration

There are times when words flow from my fingers like water over a falls. There are also days when my creativity seems cut off like water from a vine. What causes this dilemma? Is it fatigue? Is it my environment? How do I restore my creativity?

What keeps your creative juices flowing? I would imagine if you posed that question to a room filled with people you would probably amass an endless list of topics. Since we are all unique our paths to creativity are as well. Recently I read an interesting article about fueling your passion. The author suggested purposely scheduling time, in your day, week, or month to pause and nurture your creative talents.

Carving out time to relax and rejuvenate is not always easy. Life today is constantly in motion. When I do take time to pause and slow down I feel a renewed sense of energy. One of my favorite ways to relax is a trip to a coffee shop. Sinking into a comfy chair with a soothing cup of java clears my head and restores my focus.

Also on my list of rejuvenating activities are a quiet stroll through nature, listening to soft music, lounging on either my front or back porch, a visit to an art fair or gallery, shopping at one of my favorite fabric stores and a quiet evening with a movie. Have you made a list of things that excite your creativity? If so, what would be on your list?

When’s the last time you recharged your creative battery? If it’s been a while then I suggest you carve a block of time out of your calendar to do so soon. Go ahead, treat yourself. It’s well worth it.

Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting

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