Here's the beginning of a page in my small Art Journal. I may just add some shading and words. I want to keep this page simple.
It's unusually cold here in North Carolina so I switched from my daily walks in Nature to the tread mill at the Fitness Center. Studies indicate that walking indoors or outdoors similarly boosts creative inspiration.
However, I read another study that claims walking outdoors is more conducive to creativity. I agree with the latter study since I feel so much more expansive and inspired when I walk outside and observe the sky, trees and wildlife.
However, one advantage of the treadmill is that I get more time to read. I was re-reading the book, The Muse Is In: An Owner's Manual to Your Creativity written by Jill Badonsky today.
I liked what she said about summoning up your muse: "Act Nonchalant - Starting an activity with the intention of just playing to pass the time or have fun can relax the same pressure that turns into creative blocks. Make time for just toying with something, not for the best seller, the perfect art or the brilliant invention."
How do you invite your muse to play?