Thursday, June 18, 2009

in the fishbowl



Marisa, "in the fishbowl" 
I am so excited about taking an e-course (today) called "in the fishbowl" from Marisa at 

Creative Thursday. This e-course will be the perfect extension of sharing her mission as well as mine, which is to inspire others to live the way they want creatively.

My life is all about learning, as an artist those dreaming and living creatively need an inspiring community.  The June 18th e-course session is sold out but you may e-mail Marisa if you are interested in future sessions.  You may even listen to her "podcasts" which will inspire you to set aside a day, with the intent to "create."  We are all creators and have the power to create.

Marisa began her creative day on "thursday" and it soon seeped over into other days.  Do you have a designated "creative" day set aside?

38 comments:

Rachel Follett said...

How exciting! I love the idea of setting a particular day aside for creativity! I think I would have to choose a few days though because I don't think one is enough. :)

pve design said...

Rachel,
You are a gal after my own creative heart, My day has seeped into my week, and into my daily being. I cannot imagine a day without creating.
pve

M said...

No specific day over here, i like to work at night.

pve design said...

M-
I am up early, the birds are chirping like mad, still raining, greener than green and I am going to have a creative thursday today!
pve

Purple Flowers said...

I don't have a specific creative day. I think my eyes (specifically)are creative all the time. I have even woken up in the middle of the night with an inspiration to write.

Frau said...

I used to be far more creative when I was younger....I'd like to get back to that.Great idea one day at a time.

Marnie said...

i read marisa's blog and realized that she just finished teaching at the Squam Art Workshops - i did a post on Squam Art Workshops a few months ago - it sounded wonderful - we spent many summer vacations at RDC so i was drawn to the Squam workshop - but this year it was not to be - maybe next year...

Joyce said...

Thursdays (for sure and would carry over to other days) used to be my day, but over the last couple of years it went to the waste side with some of my challenges. This is on my list to get things back to a "new" before. I hope you share about your class. Have fun!! xoxo

PS~Erin said...

Oh, how cool. I'm going to go check out your link and see exactly what this is. Sounds exciting and I'm happy that you are doing to nurture yourself.

I *need* to start scheduling creative time it bc it seems that the to do's always squeeze that out. It seems a little backward to schedule it, but I don't think it would hinder me... I think I'd so look forward to that time and guard it quite aggressively.

Thanks for the push to prioritize this time. Looking forward to hearing more about your "creative Thursday" journey.

ms. less is always more said...

This sounds amazing, I just checked out her blog! Enjoy and report back for us! :)

GrannySmithGreen said...

Wouldn't life be more interesting if we all took the attitude of creativity? Just think how exciting sitting down to a meal together could be? The tablescapes can serve as an outlet, as well as the food. Imagine the conversation too!

Karena said...

I would love to say I get up early and start on projects, however I am turning into more of a night owl. Saturday is usually my day for painting, repurposing, and gallery visits.

Simply Mel said...

pve,

You are an incredible soul! I love that you follow your creative spirit and enjoy every day to the fullest! You are an inspiration!

Melissa

M Denise C said...

Thanks for the info on "in the fishbowl." It reminds me of taking the "Artist's Way" workshop years ago. I need some fresh inspiration!

Ideezine said...

For me, creative time is my creative lifetime. We're all creative everyday.

Look, you select color of clothes, make-up, hair for the day. You are creative setting up appointments, errands, to do's etc., so set your mind to creative, on your mental attitude dial and you're there!

Time spent specifically on art will fall in line with the rest of your creative lifestyle.

Bette

A Day That is Dessert said...

This made me smile. Every day is creative day at Chez Phinney...

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh I'll have to check this out. Sounds really interesting. Enjoy your class!

Kwana said...

Enjoy! I can't wait to hear all about it. I don't have a day set aside. I need to do that.

Sanity Fair said...

Lovely quote. What do you learn in the class - staying creative, finding time, etc.?

Heather said...

How fun! It looks like a great class. I'll be interested to read your updates!

Braque68 said...

Usually I leave Fridays to be my one "in the studio" day. And this is my day where I don't go anywhere either.

thanks for introducing me to this fab artist/blogger -love her site! Truly inspirational.

Emily said...

I try (and often fail) to incorporate a little creativity into every day. Even little things like how a meal is served or how books are arranged on a shelf can be very creative endeavors.

Liz said...

I'm not a daily anything it seems - except breathing - nor a creative one-day-per-er, but I do create with paint several days a week and it has enriched my time for noticing what is around me.

home before dark said...

I vote with all who said they need to create everyday. I am also a strong proponent of spending time in solitude to fuel the creative spirit.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Vit C -Creativity should be in our daily dose...love the quote!
~XO*

Southern Aspirations said...

I do not have a creative day set aside- I guess I try (or hope) to have bits of creativity in every day but I think I need to actively set aside more time. I've been inspired by artistic bloggers such as yourself- so thank you! Good to think about and interested in checking out the podcast you mention!

Tricia Mitchell said...

It has been awhile since I have stopped by and it looks like you have been very busy. I'll stop by again soon but right now I need to take some time off to create! :-)

Tricia - Avolli

pam said...

thanks for the inspiration, patricia, to set aside creativity time. i think i need to do that...designate the time. i took a watercolor class in atlanta one evening every week for a spell. i loved that evening. it was 'my time' to be creative with no interruptions. i loved it! and look at my little girl on the top of your blog. proud mama here.

ps my husband loved the portrait also. it's being framed as i type.

Julia said...

I wish I could set aside a specific day for creativity, maybe it would become more focused and energized :) I'm so excited about all you're going to learn on you ecourse :)

Prairie Girl Studio said...

creativity is in all of us ... allowing it to shine through in any medium is a gift within ...
some days it's difficult to get down to being creative ... to allowing ourselves to do so ... and for me this blogging world ... meeting inspiring souls as yourself pve ... connecting to 'creative thursday' is just another drop of nourishment towards allowing our buds to blossom ...
very grateful ~
prairiegirl

VictoriaArt said...

I feel my creative life happens permanently, it's like the thing what goes around with me, I think, I paint, I write, I am a wife, I design, I cook, I dream, I raise my children, I clean, I decorate the house, I read, I visit places, I absorb and reflect, I can not turn it on a nor off, but to refresh my creative spirits I need time alone.

Maria Killam said...

I don't have a designated day, I like that idea. I would be interested in listening to her podcasts. Very cool, I love this kind of conversation!

pve design said...

The podcast was wonderful - inspirational and so good to hear a voice of calm - I will post more about this -as I gather my notes.
pve

jae said...

like you said to me recently.....give yourself the oxygen first. when i'm not being creative in some way, i become someone i don't recognize. can't wait to hear about your course.

Clarity said...

I would have to say everyday because my work is my art, but all my art isn't my work, making sense? Astute Thomas Moore quote. I hope you enjoy the course, you will probably give as much to it as you get out.

meg duerksen said...

this looks very cool!
can't wait to hear more about it. :)
you know...when i try to reply to your comments at my site...it says they are "undeliverable". just so you don't feel neglected.
the fishing is included at the "go to carolyn's" and they just built a giant fort last week here. so...not too bad. skinny dipping? i don't think they know what that is...YET. :)
have a great wednesday...i have been sewing for hours. my neck hurts!

shakti space designs said...

Hello fellow fish. I'm stopping to introduce myself and tell you how much I've been enjoying your art and blog. Actually I've been lurking on your blog for a long time. I'm trying to be less shy in life.

Lois0607 said...

Hello fishy. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. You have a great blog and i have enjoyed visiting.

I have not been good about visiting everyone and leaving comments. I think I am in a different place than many in the group as I really have not yet posted about alot of my work. Shy I think?. Anyway, this may just need the push I need to get in there and just speak up. :-)