Befitting to my scattered end of year pace, I am finally putting down my thoughts and reflections on my 52 weeks of creative rhythm and focus.
Though the rhythm escaped me about 3/4 of the way along, this has been an awesome project. I have, in my usual muddled way, been keeping the creativity flowing fairly consistently over the year and my productivity profited.
I feel I’ve developed some good habits and learnt a lot about how I function. I’ve been frustrated at times, trying to keep up, get things finished and stick to my timeline but at the end of the day, I guess it’s ok if the structure adapts to me and vice versa, depending on how life is cruising.
Setting goals has been helpful, whether they are monthly, weekly or daily. I don’t always always manage to get through them all but it keeps me on track. Overall, I enjoyed the process of creating the most. I made wonderful and original pieces, some with more loose edges than others and even made a few sales. I gave myself momentum, so though the rhythm and focus weren’t always spot on, I was still able to pace myself and continue.
For me, it seems there is not much difference between wondering and wandering. It has always helped me find inspiration. Creative dabbling is good for the soul, I couldn't imagine life without it and often surprise myself by what I come up with.