I respect the deep well that is both my own creative sea and that of the whole universe. I use the same resources to create art that a galaxy uses to create new stars. The possibilities are perhaps as great as the imagination of either entity.
I practice rituals to deepen my awareness of the Voice of the Muse.
I practice my craft.
I work when I my soul picks up the vibration of the Creative around me.
I try to expand my empathy to include a greater part of what exists.
I meditate and pray.
I study and wander and marvel and critique and ponder.
I make art as my response to the gift and challenge of being alive.
to relax with family, and exercise, to take walks on the beach or park
I try and get enough sleep, eat well, meditate, and exercise regularly.
I make attempts to eat correctly, take vitamins, read many books and magazines which continue to fuel my creativity. I also belong to different forums and groups that allow me to continue to learn new techniques.
Problem solving, a love of nature, and a personal walk with God. I try to be healthy by eating food that we grow organically and taking time to appreciate and enjoy nature. There should always be time to listen to the purring of a cat or accepting a lick from a dog.
Never stop learning.
mmmm sometimes my mind is my best friend sometimes my enemy! Given that I am always working because it is how I naturally see the world through creative processes. Not even driving the car or having a bath helps me to escape the constant onslaught of ideas.
I have a saying 'I knit when I am stressed and knit when I am not stressed'
Always try to keep an open mind, and view the world subjectively. Music really helps with my creativity as well, it inspires me.
everyday challenges keeps my mind sharp
Yoga, meditation, laughter....
Lots of reading, sharing, and love.
Being organized and creative with our business and our home helps us keep our minds sharp!
I read, write, almost constantly. I watch the work of others. I keep looking at examples of work that I want to do in the future. I keep looking for things that are not found everywhere. Example, I listen to music that as much as possible I don't hear everyday, on radio or elsewhere. I read books that are not bestsellers, etc. I'm always looking for the alternative point of view. When something is popular, it's probably suspect. Or people like it for the wrong reasons. I keep looking beneath the surface, under the rug, inside the cabinet, into drawers...
I read a lot- about history, current events, other artists' work. I give myself sufficient down-time, too, so that my subconscious has a chance to work. In my free time, I do two things completely unrelated to my creative process: look after my year-old dog, and sing in a choir.
I take care of my mind by reading a lot, exercising the 'mental picture' muscle and improving vocabulary for my own creative writing; going to weekly 'jams' at the local pub and test myself with musical improvisation, either vocal or instrumental (flute, guitar); staying aware of social and political trends, letting my artistic work in jewelry, fashion design and photography be influenced by them.
By looking at things. And then thinking about them.
I feed on the Word of God daily. This has totally changed my life.