Taking Time to Create

tsos1Everyone I know seems to be running on go, go, go lately – myself included. It’s been such a busy Spring, but I mean that in the best way possible. I may feel stretched a little thin trying to balance everything going on, but, as I tell myself, my calendar is filled with all good things. I’m the one who has the ability to say yes and say no to what gets added to my calendar. So, while it may be full, it’s filled with things that I want to be doing! All of this is to say… I haven’t had a lot of extra time to just create lately.

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I’ve had plenty of calligraphy projects and wedding designs and creating inspiration boards and crafting lately, but I haven’t spent much time, just for myself, to create. And to create without really having any intentional or plan or forethought. It’s so important to have time in your busy schedule to set aside time for some creative liberty because, afterall, that’s where our best work happens and our best ideas stem from. It seems a little counter intuitive to schedule time to create, but it’s what works best for me! It’s so important to give ourselves that dedicated time to be designing, to be creating, to stretch our imagination in whatever way works best for you.

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I’ll share more soon, but I spent the other day with the amazing Kaitlin from The School of Styling. Towards the end of our time together, she set aside time for us to stop everything else, dig into some pretties, and just style. It was so refreshing having such dedicated time to be inspired, to create, to dig in and make pretty vignettes, styled scenes, and pretty pictures. Kaitlin set out a plethora of pretty props (ribbons, invitation suites, calligraphy work, place cards, macarons, china, napkins and dishtowels, fresh flowers, and so much more) ahead of time, and we were both able to practice our work – to design, create, and style to our heart’s content. I loved having time to do this.

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will” – George Bernard Shaw

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