It's a planner of sorts, but focused on one's creative life. While I find that writing is a deeply creative task, I also find it's good to change things up regularly and exercise other parts of the creative brain. I don't usually have a lot of time in a given work day to make art, but this book is a proponent of doing just that. It suggests making art a habit, however short or simple it may be. So I've been taking more nature photos, doing colored pencil sketching, and fiddling with some more haiku, hoping to open up to more creativity.
A few weeks ago, when I saw my friend Andrea Lani's post on Facebook that she had dug out her childhood dollhouse and was beginning a renovation, a lighting bolt of creative inspiration struck. Never in a million years would I have thought to work on a dollhouse, but already feeling open to creativity, the images she shared sparked something new.
I emptied the house, spreading out the tiny furniture and knick knacks to see what was there. With it all, came a flood of memories. There used to be a store that sold miniatures in a town nearby where I grew up, and I went there with my mom on weekends. I'd pick out one item to add to the collection, then go home and rearrange things to make room for the new bit. We also made numerous items, like Care Bear pillows, and tiny bath towels, and a foam bed with silky sheets. She even sewed up a white cloth doll lady with a blue dress.