Thursday, August 4, 2011
Getting Out There
avoiding the studio and not knowing why.
As a result of being home so much, and working from home it means that my circle of friends base is small. Add on to that the fact that I moved "outside" the city (it's amazing how much difference 20-30 minutes can make) and I find that I don't get together with some of my friends as often as I'd like.
People always pictures artists and writers cloistered away in their studios working away frantically on their art/craft. In reality, for me at least, when I haven't had enough socializing my creativity withers up and hides from me. It forces me out of my and into a rut/funk. The only thing that remedies this is some good fun friend time!
This is not to say that my family "in home" does not offer socializing, it's just that I sometimes need the connection with other creatives in order to get myself into the swing of things again.
After a summer lacking in much creativity, I had a girls' weekend this past weekend. We had a wonderful time! I was able to try kayaking for the first time. (Honey, I mentioned I need a kayak, right?) We played games. Balderdash really gets the brain going despite any cocktails that might be involved! I came home and the very next day was ready for studio time again, it was wonderful!
So if you find you're in a rut, maybe you need a little company, some fun and some adventure!