If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe – Carl Sagan

Since the beginning of this year I have been trying to be creative once every day. Small or big, it doesn’t matter.

For that, I have bought one of these wonderful little books from Nava called ‘Hole in Twelve‘ which is one notebook with one one page per day. I also like their ‘One year of white pages‘ notebooks (one book per month).

So I try to fill that one little page every day. Sometimes it’s easy. Sometimes I have no time and the next day I have to do two… Some days I just doodle, draw something really crappy or write a poem. Some days I do a page and get inspired and out comes a painting, like this one.

Something seems to have shifted though. By doing it more and more often, the desire to be creative increases. I am not saying the quality does too…but hey, at least I am creating. Yehay!

Twyla Tharp on the subject of Motivation and Creativity:
Ira Glass on the Motivation to Create

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6 Responses to If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe – Carl Sagan

  1. Terri says:

    Very happy to have discovered your blog. :)

  2. MindFul MiMi says:

    Terri, glad you found me. Hope to see you around often.

  3. Jocelyn says:

    Cool site! :-) I like the template and the feel of it, keep it up. I’m going to add this to my favorites.

  4. MizFit says:

    I need, err, want to do fiction more often.
    every day.
    just a little big and lord KNOWS I have the notebooks around :)

  5. MindFul MiMi says:

    : Thanks for visiting and glad you liked it. Come back often! It’s great to have you.

    : I have loads of notebooks too. I start one and then it sort of lands under a pile of other things. But this one is sticking. Maybe because of the dates on it which always make me feel bad when I see I haven’t filled a page. Which makes me feel bad now, because last weekend’s pages are still empty. Gotta go fill them…
    Thanks for visiting.

  6. DebMc says:

    What a delightful idea! Just a little something each day feeds the creative fire, doesn’t it?

    I’m doing a similar week type project. It is fun to start and complete a small project. Very fulfilling.

    I’ll be looking forward to hearing more about this.


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