"There are weeping willow trees in this park, grand expansive tree creatures weeping in long willowy leaf-studded branches. and I’d comfort them, but really, sometimes we need a good cry and weeping looks good on them, it’s what they do."
~The Bike Ride. Season 1. Episode 3 Daydreams of Muses (R)
Some thoughts about daydreaming:
"I'm not much of a math and science guy. I spent most of my time in school daydreaming and managed to turn it into a living. ~George Lucas :)
You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it. ~Neil Gaiman
I've taken to daydreaming. On most days my motivation has a stick caught in its spokes. Daydreaming is easy, convenient, and allows me to travel during a pandemic. It works well in the bathtub, washing dishes, or staring at the pear-shaped lamp.
The thing is, daydreaming is actually a valid part of the creative process. Ideas need time to percolate and feel welcomed when there is a relaxed, inviting space absent of the static, distractions, shoulds, ruminations, recipes, algebra, pressure, and the craziness in the world. They are waiting to get though and party with our tenacity, ingenuity, and willingness.
SAVE THE IDEAS: DAYDREAM.
Come daydream with me:
The latest episode of Daydreams of Muses is called The Bike Ride
and takes you through a Norman Rockwell type town to a
weeping willow park where ideas are stolen
from daydreams, dancing the tango, and hiding in clouds.
All podcasts of Daydreams of Muses
use relaxation, humor,
and a secret to open up your creative process a little further.
And are super-short of the 2020 attention span.
The Bike RIde, Shepherd's Pie and Butterfly Thoughts
are found on the following outlets:
Subscribe through your favorite podcast platform and
be nurtured, amused and inspired,
with short journeys into poetic worlds.
And if you leave a favorable review,
I will send bicycle bells playing your
favorite songs in your direction. Thank you.
Review of Daydreams of Muses
Love This So Much
What a fabulous reminder of how playful curiosity opens up powerful creative insights. Love how Jill muses … and these amazing imaginings and inspiration!! ~paulasparadise
In The Daydreams of Muses: Bike Ride, the narrator uses a creative device from the Modern Day Muse, "Albert," to come up with various ideas for a painting while daydreaming in a hammock. Ideas are triggered when we try on different perspectives in the form of various emotions, genres, occupations.
How would you start a writing about a cup of coffee or a cafe if you:
- Were angry
- Just had your heart broken
- Just fell in love
- Were obsessive compulsive
- Were sloppy
- Were a hillbilly
- Were a king
- Were a ballet dancer
How would you draw a coffee cup differently if you were a:
- abstract artist
- cubist artist
- Dr. Seuss
- blind person
- person in a hurry
- person who usually draws maps
- or like the illustration above, into simple things
Share with me if you are so inclined, I'd love to see and will share in the next issue.
Click here for some shares from the prompts last issue
For more creative prompts:
The Muse is IN: An Owner's Guided to Your Creativity
Writing for Fun and Sanity
Saturday, October 3, 12:30 pacific/3:30 eastern Open for registration click here
Right now, life is charged with weirdness, new feelings, and even a form of future nostalgia. Find out some simple ways to capture these things or to lose yourself in a flow somewhere else.
Writing As an Easy Art
We will be using art to inspire writing and writing to inspire simple art. Especially for intimidated beginners and those believing this is the perfect time to venture into creative community and offbeat creativity. We will be making zines, exploring who we are through art and writing, and just escaping reality with some fun.This class filled up the first time around. Almost full! For more information
Wild Abandon in Watercolor and Sketching
Let’s get into that playful state that makes art possible. Using fleeting multimedia projections, poetry, music, the silly and absurd, you will be tricked into effortlessly colliding with your true creative voice without overthinking or scaring it away. Any perfectionistic tendencies, comparison to others, hesitancy, and/or immobilizing self-judgment will be terribly confused and ask to be excused. More information here
Just Added- The Dance of Art and Words
Afternoon Workshop, Saturday November 14, 2020 1-4pm
An afternoon of writing and art especially for those who need to play, escape into the creative process, and find new ideas to obsess on in a non-intimidating, non-critique atmosphere: More here on that dance
Complimentary Parallel Universe Time: Going on 11 years
PUT is holding the space for each other to focus on our own work in distractible times. It's a grounding feeling that makes focusing easier. You're invited. Just keep this link in a place you can find it and click on it. Bring something you want to work on, I'll be holding the space for you to do just that, distraction-free.
8:30a pacific, 9:30a mtn, 10:30a central, and 11:30a eastern on Mondays. Let me know if you want to be put on the reminder list that goes out every Sunday evening. https://zoom.us/j/887946679
Upcoming, Email or Message me for more information:
- The Muse in Winter, Taos New Mexico February 6-10, 2021: Mabel's has given me the go for nine participants!, I'll be in touch first with those on the waiting list.
- Creativity on the French Riviera has been rescheduled to May 2-8, 2021
Jill Badonsky, M.Ed., Creator and trainer of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Training (since 2004), author/illustrator of four books on creativity, multimedia artist, internationally recognized retreat leader, yoga/mindfulness teacher, inspirational humorist, creative mindfulness teacher, poet, and cat servant.