Do you remember what it was like to play as a young child? …with no timeframe, no expectations, and no focus on goals or productivity? You probably started playing with a stick, a crayon, or some playdough when you felt like it and you finished when you didn’t feel like it any more. If you don’t remember, you’re not alone! Most adults–even many artists and visual practitioners who create for living– don’t have a regular creative practice that isn’t focused on producing something specific.
If you don’t remember, you’re not alone! Most adults–even many artists and visual practitioners who create for living– don’t have a regular creative practice that isn’t focused on producing something specific.
So… yeah that’s why adults are the ones who suffer from creative blocks, not children!
“Ufficio Complicazione Affari Semplice”
This is a delightful tongue-in-cheek Italian phrase that means “The Office of Complicating Simple Things.” And it’s what we’ve done to creativity as adults! We’ve made it about product, not process, performance, not pleasure, and first and foremost one heck of a BIG PROJECT!
The good news is that the hardest part about creative play is just giving yourself permission! Once you do that, creative play is more like eating chocolate than choking down some terrible medicine.
As a creativity teacher & coach it was so hard to get adults to just play and just do what brought them delight, that eventually I resorted to turning daily creative play into homework that they “had’ to do. And, guess what — that worked like a charm! Enter My Juicy Journal creativity course.
So how much time does a creative practice take?
I got a question about the upcoming My Juicy Journal live course, starting May 1st.
Question: “I’m not sure I have time to do this now. How much time does it take?”
Answer: My Juicy Journal is designed to weave a daily creativity practice right into your existing life and there are many ways to do your daily pages in 5 minutes or less.
You will no doubt want to spend more time with your pages each day (which is part of the magic—your creativity starts to pull you forward).
But the course is all about not needing lots of time, space, supplies, skill, or even talent to be connected with your creativity.
It “un-big-project-ifies” having a creative practice and reminds you of what it was like to play as a child – with no timeframe, expectations, or focus on “product”…..so juicy!
If the idea of rediscovering PLAY, getting creative and getting unstuck sounds good to you–join us for My Juicy Journal, the 30-day adventure in creative play that starts on May 1st!
Consider this your invitation to PLAY!
It is such a joy to share one my favorite things with you …which is also one of the most powerful creativity (and life!) tools I know! let me know if you have any questions about My Juicy Journal — your question might just be on someone else’s mind, too. I hope to see you and your blank book in May!
Wishing you a juicy, colorful week!