Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Creativity, time and the lack thereof
She expanded on this on her website, and on Facebook, referring to a blog entry she read, which ralked about the tweet quoted above.
"She [the blog author] was writing in response to something I said in an interview, about how women have always made their art using stolen time and stolen materials. (An example I always give is the traditional art of quilting — an art form which women have always made in borrowed moments, using literal rags...and what do they make out of that compressed time, and those lousy materials? Masterpieces of singular beauty.) The time that women have traditionally been given for themselves and for their creativity has never been perfect. It is still not perfect. Yet somehow, generation after generation, women have found ways to be creative, anyhow. (They have to, or they will lose their minds.) They gather the rags and the dregs, and they stitch it together into something amazing. Is it the ideal environment in which to creative? No. But they make it work. "
Go here for the whole entry, which is well worth the read.
What do you think? Do you have enough time to create? Do you make time, or filch it from other things you're supposed to be doing? What's your biggest obstacle?