There are also those days when you have lots of work to get done or a deadline to meet and no time to let your muse take over. Sometimes its hard to decide if you should stop working and just let your creative side take over or to finish up what needs to be done.
This kind of tug-of-war can make your day challenging and unfulfilling. I always get a burst of creativity when I am driving on long trips, or have to get something done.
There are a couple of things you can do to nurture your creative ideas, work in you journal/sketchbook for a few minutes, while the ideas are still fresh, put your work on hold and just start creating, or find a way to pencil in some time to create into your schedule.
-Take a moment
-close your eyes
-visualize what you want to do
-Make a list of the medium you want to work with
-Choose the colors you want to use
-Visualize your finished piece
-Let you mind return to these mental pictures often
You may find that the end piece is not exactly as you pictured it, but thats even better, because you nurtured your inspiration and allowed it to develop before it was executed.
"Even if its not possible to act on each moment of inspiration immediately. It is possible to live in the moment and enjoy your creative soul."
What do you do when you have a tug-of-war between being practical and getting your work done and being creative?