Creating gives back your time

In the attitude of silence, the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

I recently read an article by someone who runs every day, and cherishes the process Рbecause that time running is time purely for themself. I loved that concept and think it directly applies to our creative activities.

Engaging in a daily creative pursuit allows you to reclaim your time and prioritize your own well-being. When you create something, every minute spent is yours alone, and it feels good to make time for yourself each day. However, not every day will be easy, and it’s easy to make excuses not to create. But if you focus on how much better you’ll feel once you’ve made something, you’ll find that the benefits of engaging in a creative pursuit are worth the effort. Over time, you’ll come to appreciate how essential it is to dedicate time to your creative pursuits every day.

  • This week’s artist is – SPACEFILLER– consisting of artists Alexander Nagy and Alexander Miller – who collaborate and pursue visual art, music, programming and math. They use generative algorithmic graphics, projection mapping and tactile interaction to establish venues for experimentation, play, and discovery. This feels very familiar from some experiments in various college classes. Check out their website and instagram for even more!

Whether you’re painting, writing, or knitting, it’s important to remember that nobody else’s opinion matters. Pursuing a creative activity is not about competing with others or seeking external validation, but rather about reclaiming your time and finding motivation from within. Don’t worry about measuring your progress or comparing your work with others. Instead, focus on the joy and fulfillment that come from pursuing your creative passions every day. The world needs you to be your best self – you need your art!

Matthew & the Art Supply House crew