This December I had my dream experience of spending two days, mostly alone, at our National Gallery in Ottawa. I have been asked several times what my favourite piece was but I don’t really have an answer. Actually I think what I enjoyed most was the process of looking.
To do creative work we need to transfer from our everyday busy thoughts. Rituals can help. I have a few: as soon as I put on my painting apron I feel like “I’m working”. I also make a cup of tea and play upbeat music – cues that it is time to focus.