Back from a fab and oh-so-inspiring weekend at Vogue Knitting Live and wanted to share a few thoughts... .
Google ‘creativity and success’ and you’d best settle in for a long and compelling stretch of reading...Spoiler : Creative thinking is a vital component of innovation and business success...and nurturing creativity pays dividends! .
I’m often encouraging clients to make space and time for passions and creative pursuits... In addition to the documented benefits of NOT working 24/7, it never ceases to amaze how THE perfect idea or solution often lands upon brains otherwise occupied...walking, painting, dancing, yoga-ing... .
And so, not one to preach what I don’t practice, I blocked time out of my calendar for an immersion weekend into the wild and woolly world of knitting and crocheting (see what I did there?? 😉). .
I am back at my desk this Monday feeling energized and stretched...and reminded once again of the importance of a pause, a rest, a recharge... .
So, huge thanks to @vogueknitlive, fellow yarn enthusiasts, enthusiastic and innovative vendors, a dazzling faculty roster*, and knitting friends 💗 (*my ‘curriculum’ included classes and lectures by @lorilee.beltman @ceceliacampochiaro @gudrunjohnston @ergoiknit @westknits @labienaimee ) .
Two more notes: In every.single.workshop I took this weekend, there were students in their late 70s and 80s - #lifegoals for ongoing curiosity and love of learning. . ...and if you feel a creative nudge, but aren’t sure how to take action...OR if you doubt your ability to be creative, run and grab your very own copy of @elizabeth_gilbert_writer ‘s Big Magic!!! As she so beautifully says, “A creative life is an amplified life.” ...find what it is that will amplify yours (it needn’t be knitting...painting, decorating, writing, sewing, scrapbooking, photography, pottery,...the list is virtually endless!!!)...
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