I have been feeling a bit disconnected from my creative inspiration of late, so have decided to intentionally stoke the fire.
I’ve found for myself that the muse reveals herself when I can connect to that more universal and abstract sense of being, experiment with embodying various aspects of self, and momentarily entering the dark corners.
I participated in a very useful retreat in the fall last year called The Creative Entrepreneur (posts about it: day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5), where we worked through blocks and flows through a process of visual journaling. It’s surprising what comes out when the right brain is given the opportunity to run wild a bit, so I’m reengaging in that now.
As you see above, I put together a collage of images that are symbolic, metaphoric and archetypal in some way. I try not to think too much about it, I just choose images that feel right at the moment. The patterns emerge later.
If you’d like to join me on this series of self-explorations, feel free to post links to your work in the comments.