This past week I have taken a Blog Break…It was not actually planned but just happened that way. The beginning of the new year has found me organizing, re-evaluating, and even playing catch-up outside with yard work on a rare warm, sunny day. The mild winter here in the mountains has made it difficult to believe that it is January! And, I am still having trouble remembering to write 2012, instead of 2011! (I wonder how long that will continue to happen?)
Working in the office, I have been reviewing some print-outs and planning sheets from last year. Last spring in reading the book, Make Your Creative Dreams Real by SARK , I discovered the website of author and life coach, Jennifer Lee. Lee conducts The Right Brainers in Business Video Summit and is the author of the book, The Right Brain Business Plan: A Creative Visual Map for Success, which emphasizes visual mapping vs making linear lists to plan, organize, and conduct one’s work. These creative resources have been valuable to me and may be helpful to you in some way, as you create your own Lifeweaving…
In the studio, along with art work to be done, there are also several writing projects to be finished. Regular writing time is needed to continue these projects. I plan to write more on family and parenting issues. So, while making a work schedule, I am considering what time of day is the best for each task–writing, designing, and creating…
As the process of organizing and re-evaluating is being done, here’s looking to a productive and creative year–and a break in the Blog Break!
- New Beginnings, Renewed Hope (jonibeach.com)
4 Replies to “A Blog Break~Organizing and Re-evaluating”
Joni, your posts when they do appear are always so fresh, so genuine. so plugged into who you really are. We appreciate your sharing in this manner more than you know! Thank you! Now, I have found that writing down, with NO self-editing, very quickly when I first awake, even before sitting up in bed is one of the best times to WRITE. Any DESIGNING I have done has always been sketched out just before I go to sleep–or immediately after my evening stroll. And I believe CREATING goes on inside of you all the time, Joni! It must do, as proven by the photos you have posted of your quilts.
Well, thanks for your kind words…you have described your creative process very well, finding the times best for you to write your thinking, sketch possibilities, and gathering ideas!
I don’t know how you do it, but the way you describe your process seems to generate energy and interest for me…and I totally agree with the previous comment about how you are fresh, genuine, and plugged in! It is inspiring for me! Thanks for putting it out there for us to share 🙂
I’m glad this has been helpful to your own process…and you’re welcome AB.