What is your creative zone?

A creative zone is the psychological state where a person functions at their most creative and has an artist's mindset.  At the other end of the spectrum, exists the comfort zone, which is where a person experiences minimal anxiety and stress. It is a nice place to be, but you need to remember that, in the absence of creativity, you do not have art. Thus, you need to find a time during the day when you are at your most creative in order to develop as an artist.

"A ship in a harbour is safe, but that's not what a ship is built for."


 Chef (brush pen and watercolour, 2016). 

Chef (brush pen and watercolour, 2016). 

Every morning we wake up to distractions. For example, email, text messages, Facebook, online games, telephone calls, the pet cat etc.  

It's very tempting to succumb to the menace of social media, which demands our attention...we need to fight the need to connect with people each morning. 

"If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it's moving you away from your goals." 

                           Brian Tracy

Motivational Speaker and Author. 

This business of chatting endlessly to friends or strangers, just to see if they 'like' the work we posted online is a harmful one. The desire to be 'liked' is dangerous because it eats up a lot of your time. 

So what's the answer? Maybe we should work at an anti-social hour when no-one is about. Then maybe we will have created something. 

What's your creative zone like?