One of the biggest stumbling blocks to ensuring I get some creative time in my day is organisation.
Once I became a mum I was often flying by the seat of my pants because I didn’t have the energy or inclination to plan my days or coordinate activities.
Things are better these days but not ideal.
My habit of list making has gone right out the window and, quite frankly, what I’ve been doing just hasn’t been working for me.
To make a commitment to my creative aspirations, I have to get my shit together.
One thing I MUST do is bring all my gear together.
You can’t sit down and do something if you don’t know where your pens are, or the notebook has gone missing.
When we don’t know where anything is, or it is packed away somewhere difficult to access, it’s highly unlikely you are going to get cracking on that next project because getting everything together is just too damn hard!
I groan as I write this because I’m SO guilty of this.
Even though I want to learn how to paint and do watercolours, all the paints and paper are sitting out in a tub in the garage, under another tub or two.
Actually, I really don’t know where it is.
My piano is out in the garage because there is no space in the house (again, too hard to get to and not helping in my aim to get back into playing music) and all the cool little props I think would work for my photos are spread out all over the house, so they tend not to get used.
I don’t have a dedicated ‘creative space’ in my home (a studio is an absolute pipe dream, but hey, we’ve got to have dreams, right?!) and I think that is a big part of my problem as well.
How can I get all my things together in the one place if I don’t have a place to put them?
I’m still tossing up where my ‘space’ is going to be.
Sometimes the dining table seems like it would be easier, but then other times I think using my dresser in our bedroom as a desk for my work might suit just as well.
While I’m busy deciding, I’ve been looking for inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest.
Where do you do your creative work? Do you have a dedicated space? I’d love to hear about what works for you!