Winter break needs to slow down
If your mind is constantly bombarded with new information, voices and sounds then it will be very hard to find room for creativity and for getting new ideas. Influences are good for creativity but a overload of input just makes you feel like your mind is overstuffed and like you are just trying to keep up with it all.
So you may need to slow down and free up some space in that mind!
How to slow down: Take a break. Or take a walk. Sit down in nature and watch the ocean. Or take a shower. Or take a while to just lie down on your bed and sofa and shut out the world for that time. Just be there without much thought about what you want to do or about the past or future. Just relax and be there and focus on the world around you. Our vacation to Guadeloupe for 3 weeks was also a perfect way to slow down 🙂
The thing is that when you don’t focus on needing new ideas or on needing to be creative then your mind starts to relax and work on its own. And soon ideas start to pop up out of nowhere in your mind.
For me its not so difficult to look at the window for a hour ( or two) just doing nothing en slow down en relax. Jan, on the other hand, he still likes to create. With his own hands working on our Jane. To restore Jane is a creative process. Is the the horizontal line still correct ? Which windows to choose ? – and how to make them-
Anyways she’s stripped – sand blasting all over her body- and now she’s totally clean and naked. Applying 2-3 clean layers of paint ensures Jane won’t fade or crack for years to come. Even in winter break , Jan still have a pile of work to complete…..