A Muse's Dream by Jill Badonsky Season 1, Episode 5
A Muse's Daydream (R)
"You can’t force poems, they come more easily when you’re out on a walk looking at how the primrose are coming along, watching the shadows move across the wood floor, soaking in a tub filled with rose scented bubbles..." ~That's Not How You Do It, Muse Episode 5
In the Issue:
This first article
The one after it
A Creative Prompt
Workshops and Events
The creative process isn't ordered up like you order a pizza. Inspiration often occurs when we are doing something else.
I get ideas when I'm showering, walking, or staring at the pear-shaped lamp. Often when I'm listening to podcasts an idea completely unrelated to what I'm listening to surfaces. I get excited.
Studies have shown that you can become 60% more creative if you think about your idea while going on a walk. 60%! Sometimes it takes a little practice if our minds aren't used to focusing , so we need permission to not to be perfect and just be curious and patient. After awhile the focus comes easier and ideas flow effortlessly
Consider taking one of these questions for a walk - Let go of the need for an immediate answer, just ask:
1. What the next tiny step I could take creatively in five minutes or less?
2. What would make it easier or more fun to begin?
3. How can I do this just a little differently?
Come Daydream With Me
Here are the latest episodes of Daydreams of Muses:
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.
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
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! There's room for only three more people in Taos. More information here.
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.