Every so often I get creatively antsy. My muse nudges me into minor diversions from writing. These diversions are always quick and frenetic, so I indulge them. I draw. Paint. Get crafty. I even cook, on rare occasion.
Yesterday my muse nudged me toward clay. I’ve long had an idea to sculpt a viking. Coming off of a cold that’s kept me brain-dead most of the week, yesterday felt like the right day to get my hands dirty.
Here’s the end result.
The great thing about working with my hands is it frees up my writing brain. So as I pushed and pulled the clay, the story wheels were turning in my brain. Total win-win.
Now I’ve got the clay urge out of the way, and I’m back to writing and wondering what frenetic diversion will come next.
Am I the only creative out there who works this way? Focused on one major creative area, but dabbling in others as well? If you do this, too, I’d love to hear what your creative outlets are and how you balance your projects and ideas.
Thanks for reading. 🙂