Monday, February 25, 2008

The Creativity Habit

I'm just at the beginning of choreographer Twyla Tharp's book, "The Creativity Habit" and already I'm realizing how much I need it. Especially the lying in bed at 6:00 and wondering if I REALLY need to go to the gym...she swears that if I do this all the time, it will become ritualistic and I won't question it so much. To which I say, "ha ha".

But the other thing, the studio time:
I really am finding that going into the studio at set times is the only way to get in there. The act of creativity brings up a lot of whiny self doubt. (It can get ugly). So to just GO and BE. Much easier.

Some days are better than others...
and today's my birthday, so I'm going to do whatever I want.

4 comments:

ccmhats said...

Happy happy Birthday, Melissa!

Kristen Schwartz said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you! Yay you. Cut yourself some slack in celebration of ...You!

melissa lanitis gregory said...

Thank you, Carrie and Kristen!
I had an interesting birthday...I went skiing, and after 36 years of being a rather timid intermediate, I decided I'm done... and that feels freeing.

And for the first time, no home-baked cake(horrors!) I was too tired, and hubby was working...
so it's store bought pineapple-upside down cake. Somehow I think I'll cope.

melissa lanitis gregory said...

Thank you, Carrie and Kristen!
I had an interesting birthday...I went skiing, and after 36 years of being a rather timid intermediate, I decided I'm done... and that feels freeing.

And for the first time, no home-baked cake(horrors!) I was too tired, and hubby was working...
so it's store bought pineapple-upside down cake. Somehow I think I'll cope.