I am halfway through my 12-week creative program through The Artist’s Way, and I am really starting to feel it. Creative freedom doesn’t just hit you, it’s something that comes back to you in small doses; it’s building trust with yourself all over again, whom, even though it may not seem like it, can be one of the hardest people to trust. How many times have you shot down your own idea because you deemed it frivolous, already done, or too dreamy to be real? Yeah. Probably a lot.
Anyway. Week six is about recovering a sense of abundance and getting rid of that monkey on your back – money worries! No, it’s not a how-to guide on how to be financially secure, but rather suggests that you look at money in a different way, AKA not the limiting factor on what you can and cannot do. One of the exercises to help with this is collecting images of dream spaces, things you would get if you had the money, what you would allow yourself to do if money was no object, etc. I know that reads like it would be counterintuitive, but it works. A group of images you are supposed to collect are of an ideal “creative space,” so I hopped on tumblr and all of my favorite design blogs and started dreaming away. In my ideal life, I have a two bedroom place, one bedroom for sleep for me and my amazing-also-creative-lover-and-life-partner and the second bedroom is a sort of hang-out creative space, with instruments, a couple of desks or chairs for writing, a loom (you know I am going to learn how to weave tapestries), and other things. Here is what that space will look like.
If only I could live in the stunning Eames House! This would be the dream, really.
A cute space for a designer couple in San Fran. I love all of the natural lighting. Image from Design*Sponge
Can’t you just imagine curling up and reading a book here? This was at a BlogShop class for DesignLoveFest
Emma and Trey’s home office. Emma writes with her sister on one of my favorite blogs A Beautiful Mess. This may be my favorite image, too.
I could post thousands of photos, but I will stop at four for today. What does your dream home office/creative space look like? I am always looking for more images to collect.