Day 19: Flow and NaNoWriMo

  According to Wikipedia, “In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one…

Day 18: Things I Love

Here is a list of things that either foster a creative environment, help me do my work or are a great source of recreation when I step away from making. Fairy Lights. I have them in the bedroom, library, kitchen, side room I just cleaned out and solar powered ones in the gazebo. They give…

Day 13: Behind the Scenes

It’s nearly noon and I’m still in my pajamas. The gym is calling me and I hope I’ll be able to go, or at least do some yoga and Pilates here at home. This morning has been full of preparation and planning. I feel like I’ve been unproductive because I have so much on my…

Day 9: Tulip Bulbs, Dean Koontz and Carrot Cake

After a busy weekend when we play out, Mondays always seem like I’m trying to find all the pieces of me and reassemble myself. I woke late, went to the gym late and then planted sixty-one tulip bulbs around the gazebo. Yes, that’s a lot and my back can testify. My sister-in-law sent me a…

Day 7: Making Magic Means Work

If you play an instrument or sing, for yourself or for others, you know there is no way around practice. At least in order to be even a little bit good. And getting good means more practice. Because we are playing at Bandwagon Brewery tomorrow from 2-5, this past week we needed to put in…

The Practice of Creative Living (31 Days)

Day 1: Here I Go!   Day 2: Ukulele and Me Day 3: Walking on Sunshine Day 4: To Market, To Market Day 5: One of Those Days Day 6: A Book Recommendation Day 7: Making Magic Means Work  Day 8: Sunday at Bandwagon Day 9: Tulip Bulbs, Dean Koontz and Carrot Cake Day 10: Good…