Creative Life: Mondays

02 Jul

Mondays are a time for gentleness.  Our Composer of Music for Art has learned, at her day job, to leave people alone as much as possible on Mondays.  She has learned not to jump on the phone and start asking for things first thing Monday morning.  She understands that folks must make their transitions.  And just as she tries to make her transition from the freedoms of the weekend to the relatively restricted schedule of the workweek in a gentle way, so she allows others the time and space to make their transitions.

For our Lady, then, Mondays are about re-commitment.  We are filled with the satisfaction of the weekend’s creative work well done, of the time spent with lovers and friends, relaxing with hobbies, with a little drink.  Now we are grateful for the opportunity that more formal and restricted structures provide.  She knows that, ironically, when we are very busy with mundane life, we plan, we organize, all the more carefully our day’s schedule to ensure a solid chunk of time for our creative work.  Productivity is as much a function of careful planning and a clear head as it is of time.  The workweek forces us to plan carefully, and to nurture ourselves well so we can move forward on projects – even with baby steps.

Take a few deep breaths.  Be grateful for the weekend, and now for the unique opportunities that the work week affords.  Each day has a unique gift for you and a unique challenge.  You are ready to receive both, taking the value of the daily gift from the Creator and the lesson of the daily challenge and applying both in creative ways to your process as an artist.

spark on!


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