“Pausebrate” (The Creativity Explorer. Episode 131)

“Pausebrate” (The Creativity Explorer. Episode 131)

It’s easy for creative people to run from one creative project to another.

As soon as one creative project is done, we rush to the next one. (Often we rush to the next one even before the previous project is done…).

In this post, I want to encourage you to stop and celebrate our latest creative project.

To pause and celebrate – to “pausebrate” 😉

Here is a photo of me today unpacking a couple of beautiful gin glasses gifted to me by my dear friend Andrew Vine of The Insight Bureau.

I am lifting my glass in celebration of a project that I and Andrew have worked on for months and that finally came through.

Soon I will sit down to work on the next project, but for now I am just going to sit on my island, sip on my tonic and reflect on the wonderful feeling that comes when a creative project has reached a milestone or been successfully finished.

Here’s to more creative projects. Here’s to your last creative project!

Fredrik Haren – The Creativity Explorer.


Ideas Island update:

Quote from one of the guests to Ideas Island this summer:

“The stay on Ideas Island was such a blessing. We loved the peace & quiet, being near the water, doing yoga on the deck, reading, writing, painting, sewing, getting to know the island creatures and sleeping deeply! 

We were four of us. I was focusing on embroidery. Linzy (British/Thai choreographer) was focusing on dance, Josie (Swiss/Welsh theatre maker) was working on her new script & Mish (Scottish/Turkish writer) was researching his PhD. We all got so much out of having a week away to focus on our creative practices without distractions.”

If you want to go to Ideas Island and stay a week next summer then keep subscribing to this newsletter and I will let you know when it’s time to apply for the 2023 season.

Staying at Ideas Island is FREE, but we ask those who can afford it to give some money to charity. This year 100% of the money gifted goes to humanitarian help in Ukraine.

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