Friday, January 16, 2015

Creative Weirdness

One of our best friends, Charlie Brown ( yes, that is his name)  sent us a book yesterday......Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon.  Pretty interesting stuff about unlocking your creativity.  It is a fun read, quick and informative.  If you are like Rick and me and sometimes suffer from the dreaded creative block, read this book.  I think it will probably be one of those books that I buy and pass out to friends.

It seems that the holidays is a difficult time for me to be creative, but then in January I get this rush of energy........not only to create, to paint, to write songs but also to share my creative energies.  This is the month that I do many of our gig bookings and plan our vacations and dream about anything else that I would like to do. I think the cold, grey days fuel me in some weird way.....and yes, honestly, hot sunny days drain me.  Just call me weird, strange and wonderful.  :)

The weekend is upon us, hope  you have plans for something fun, that you laugh at yourself and smile at a stranger.
goodnight, sweet dreams


  1. Creative weirdness is a wonderful term. I like it.

  2. I read that book last year. I've used some of the tips but forgot the rest... I can't force creativity out when I'm too busy.

    To be creative, I find that I need to either be totally rested with my eyes closed and visualize my creation in an unorganized shape or be in a dire straight. If I stop long enough to allow the creative part of me have it's say without interfering, usually ideas take shape.

    Enjoy your beach weekend.

  3. Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks.

  4. Jilda, you are not weird and I do agree you are wonderful xox