Each summer I spend time creating. I so enjoy the free time in Michigan summers. The weather is usually delightful and encourages creative behavior in big, brash bold ways!
I set the intention to fill the summer with some form of artistic expression. It might be painting or drawing. It might be cooking organic meals from the weekly trips to the farmers market. One summer it was drawing images that come to me from my morning tarot readings or dreams.
Many summers have been filled with photography! I think dancing is in order for future summers…
But I digress…
I work from my own “creative fire” that energy that sparks in the spring and ignites in the long and drawn out days of summer. Sometimes I work from my own inspiration. Sometimes I take an on-line class that sparks my interest. And many times I combine the two!
Why am I writing about this now…in the fall? Well, this is a time for “harvesting”. Harvesting the crops and harvesting the beautiful “nuggets” of time spent in the sun and creating. Now is my time to reflect on all of the abundant creating and set down the joy it has reaped in writing. Into the fall months, I can have these thoughts and reflections to support me when the schedule kicks in and I feel overwhelmed.
What wonders occurred? What insights were gained from months of creative fire? How will I use this created energy?
Here are the steps I take to set the intention for summer creating:
- Ask myself…what creative desires are cropping up into my conscious mind? What do I wish to explore?
- What supplies will I need? Will I take an on-line class to support the journey? Or will I create on my own?
- Purchase supplies…set the tone for excitement!!!
- Organize supplies so that they fit smoothly into morning or creative ritual
- Ritual set the intention Physically (time space) and mentally (intuitive linear spiral) into my day to create
These are the steps I set out for the summer…but I wonder if they can be used into the fall? (Elemental Observations E-course starts October 15! Carrying the creative fire into the fall!)
From this summer’s adventures, I painted with watercolor and took lots of intentional photos on my walks. I discovered MANY new insights and will share those into the coming months with you in a variety of ways. So keep your eyes peeled! I am developing an e-course based on these findings. Maybe this will be something that will bring us together to create!
For now…what did you discover this summer? Reflect back on your own “creative fire” and shoot me an email to let me know what lit you up!