Monday, June 04, 2007

creative bliss ....

...amongst the mess


Creative processes work differently for everyone. My brain rolls around a few shapes, colors and textures. All these doodles end up scattered before me looking like a mess. I cut things, bending them, this way and that. I trace and draw, refining a shape and there is endless measuring. My husband comes home and glances over my shoulder and says,
"Are you making little snowmen?"
And I stare at my pile of treasures and wonder .....hawh...?

Treasures...that is just what my creations feel like to me. They are small pieces of myself that derive from my present state of mind and I feel very emotional about the entire process. I surround myself with these items, all organized in containers on wheels, so they can follow me around the house.

Did you know that when you ask someone a question, they usually look up and to the right. Try it. This is because we store our information in the upper parts of our brain and it is a natural reaction to the mental search. I find that I day dream a lot and catch myself looking up for new ideas. Even now, my brain is putting together something beautiful that resembles a shimmering ocean treasure, a pendent that will hang from silk and there are sooooo many variations of this theme.

I am excited, energized and my body is slowly showing signs of healing. My brilliant hubby and I listened to what all the doctors had to say and then took matters into our own hands. Between that and being a MAjor squeaky wheel, along with you (my little bloggie squeakers)...I think some healing balm was mercifully sent down!

So, whether we are neat or messy, organized with eyes searching, sloppy and squeezed tight, or just dreaming up our ideas, creative projects are individual pieces of ourselves.

Uniquely you in every way.
Share your cReAtiVe process???

20 Comments:

Blogger Boho Girl said...

i miss you too.

i was just about to go to bed and your name pops up in my inbox (i get emails when i receive new comments on my blog).

i didn't know Angela came home this weekend!!! awwww...lovabunch you two. mmmphs!

sometimes i look at her and think its me too. hee hee.

i love you and have been thinking of you, sending lots and lots of healing energies and prayers your way.

i've been quiet this past week but i am slowly resurfacing. all is good and well.

my creative process is freaky...

; )

LOVE YOU SIS.

1:35 AM  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

ps. hey...i tried thinking of some new idea and i totally looked up and to the right.

woah.

; )

1:36 AM  
Anonymous Dreamer Girl said...

I just bought a moleskine weekly planner. it is lovely and all the pages are fresh. there's room to scribble, doodle, write notes etc. next to every week. i cannot wait for this planner/notebook to be filled with fun appointments and notes of life!! i love that i can be creative in planning my days :)

I'm glad to read that you are healing!!!

miss you tons & sending a biiiig hug!

love you, silvia

3:04 AM  
Blogger deirdre said...

I'm so glad to hear you're not only feeling better, but well enough to let the creativity flow.

6:24 AM  
Blogger Star said...

I'm so glad you're able to schlep your creativity-on-wheels around again; can't wait to see the results! If I'm not mistaken, your photo would indicate that a cell phone and remote control are part of your creative process? ;-)

I have no creative process, but while trying to think about it, I did look up and to the right. I guess that means I'm normal, right? Actually, my creative process involves amassing lots of whatever I'm using (words, photos, supplies) and using a very small percentage in the final product; I guess I am a woman who likes a lot of choices!

Sending more healing love your way...xoxo Star

8:07 AM  
Blogger JustMe said...

I've actually heard that which side you look to, connects to the different sides of your brain or something. I look up and to the left for some reason.

8:44 AM  
Blogger wish studio said...

so glad you are starting to turn the corner, d. hope the healing continues, and the creative therapy keeps you floating high! i like to think of you smiling, looking up to the right in creative thoughts all floaty like :) xo, mindy

2:10 PM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling better, and love the story of your creative process. I am just now coming back into my creative space, so right now, it is a lot of note taking and looking around at everything around me...so much inspiration.

Sending healing and love to you.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

Love the vision of your wheeling your cart full of treasures around from room to room.

You are an artist to your core.

6:07 PM  
Blogger daisies said...

so glad you are feeling better : ) my creative process is a series of fits and starts i think ... lots of mulling around, living my life and then bam ~ i will work like crazy for months...my creative process needs discipline :)

7:09 PM  
Blogger Shaz said...

It was so nice to see your smililing face again in my comment box I dpo miss you and worry about how you are. I hope things are calming down and you are the best you can feel.

4:53 AM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

I'm glad you're tapping in to your creative process as part of your healing. Sending you peace and love, deb

8:34 AM  
Blogger LEstes65 said...

Oh I'm glad to read this. I love hearing creation coming from you. And positivity....is that a word?

Keeping you covered in prayer.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Thanks for your comment, darling Darlene!

And I'm so thrilled to hear you're gradually feeling some healing honey.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Kim G. said...

So glad you're feeling better and finding energy in your creativity.

2:50 PM  
Blogger turquoise cro said...

Keep THINKING HEALING thoughts for YOURSELF!!! girly!!! I'm sooooOOO GLAD to hear YOU are feeling better, NOW, I feel better!!! xoCinda

3:30 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I'm glad you are doing better and..enough better to create. Love the post.

My creative process is taking lots of pics so if I want to draw or manipulate photos I have them in my files. But really, looking at others' creativity usually gets mine flowing...

continue to do well...sandy xoxo

9:13 PM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

Hi Darlene and I would love to share more of my creative process, but I find the more I try to share, the less I know. For me, I believe that it is a melding process, that happens when something has jogged my emotions or hit me like a lance on the emotional level. Without being aware I'm doing it, something 'speaks' to me in the visual or audio parts of my learning, or it may be a dream, but then it all comes out in sort of blinding flash and is more or less what it will be. I can't say that the 'what' is a vision, because sometimes it is a thought and I mush it around some before it becomes workable, or sometimes it is words and they just can't wait until I get to paper and they pour out, while sometimes I do see a piece all finished and just have technical stuff to work out.

But, I think you have a kinetic intelligence to your creativity. I'm not sure if I have that or not, but sometimes I think it comes as a special and rare (for me) insight, but you are much more body aware, than I am. I love hearing you describe that in your blog.

6:52 AM  
Blogger AnnieElf said...

I'm so happy to read that you are on the road to healing again. I look forward to arranging another meet-up with Angela and Wanda and this time get you there too.

3:20 PM  
Blogger amy said...

I too am glad to hear that you are getting some relief. That makes my heart feel joyful. I am a total up to the right looker when I get an idea. I also scrunch my mouth up.

I have a few little boxes that I enjoy because they are filled with easy creativity satisfiers; beads & wire, home made card supplies, felt & embroidery thread. They are some of the only really organized things in my house.

12:10 PM  

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