Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Creativity...

Thinking about creativity a lot lately. Since making the decision to treat my bipolar disorder with medication a few months ago, I have totally lost my creative edge. Now, if you know even just an OUNCE of me you know that my creativity is what drives me. So, this quietness in my mind, this dead silence is KILLING me. For awhile I sat and brooded about it. Then I started doing just a little bit of snooping online about it. The general theory goes like this... that the creativity is locked inside of me. It's still there, I've just temporarily closed that door that it usually rushes through. So the question is, how do I unlock it?

I've been doing a few things. Like taking notes when I have an idea, instead of sitting down to create and just expecting the work to flow out. It's working a bit, but it's also going to take some getting used to I think.

What do you do? What get's you out of your funk if you're in a rut? A certian kind of music? Your favorite artists renderings? A schedule, some kind of ritual? I'm open to just about anything at this point.

3 comments:

AmyK said...

If I get blocked at one point in my life, I try something totally different. I imagine it's your scrapping and designing creativity that feels lost right now, am I right? Try something brand new! Play a musical instrument, buy some modeling clay and play with it, use finger paints on a mirror, or try to draw a self-portrait with a pencil. Write a poem. Do something creative in an entirely different form, and it will help keep your creativity flowing when you need it. I used to carry around a sketch book when I was a music composition major in college - when I couldn't write music, I would sketch or write poems or haikus. Just a few ideas. :)

JeNNa said...

I say.... Use something else that you find beautiful. I will often find a Scrap Page I like of someone else's and begin to replicate it only to find that mine is completely unlike the original but it started the juices flowing to look at the original. Does that make sense? :)

the rain bard said...

I too have been diagnosed with BPD. Recently, when I was feeling down, I tried my hand at poetry. I felt really good after writing a couple. You write well so poetry or regular blogging could do you a world of good.

Happy Blogging!