Alex Falkiner's creative workshops. And somewhere in there Alex said something about everyone being an artist, and how we all need to play creatively sometimes. This resonated. It isn't a waste of time. It doesn't need to be elite. It just is. It is what I enjoy.
Last night I attended a workshop with Emily Besser. Rodge was teasing me, how frivolous, a pom-pom jewellery workshop! But it was exactly what I needed. Some moments of frivolity.
Emily gave us all a sheet of instructions, and read us this wonderful quote –
"SACRED SPACE is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day where you don't know what was in the newspapers this morning, you don't know who your friends are, you don't know what you owe anybody, you don't know what anybody owes you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen." Joseph Campbell.
So, slowly, now that the fog of newborns has lifted (well and truly really), I'm working on finding this space. Sometimes its on a Sunday with Bettina, sometimes its in a frivolous workshop. But I'm getting there.