Episode 385 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast — mindfulness….
In this episode of the CMP, some talk about mindfulness….. whatever that word means to you. I’m not someone who sits still doing nothing easily. I can sit still for hours…. if I’m working at my computer, doing something on my phone, knitting, sewing, or drawing. But I don’t like to just sit, hands still, and do nothing or watch something. So…. I don’t have eons of experience with mindfulness practices, if by mindfulness, you mean sitting, eyes closed, and contemplating your breath. (I’m considering giving this a better try — but I’d have to convince myself first of a reason.)
What I do do….. is use drawing as a way of slowing down, being more contemplative, quieting my thoughts, and balancing. For me, filling space is mindful.
Some general talk today about what’s going on out there, about contour drawings and the upcoming 100 Days Project, and then, a short guided contour-based mindfulness drawing exercise. It’s near the end, so stick with it.
Take care of yourself. Check on someone…. and in your groups…. check in.
Mentioned in this Episode (or Related)
This week’s show wasn’t filled with book talk and external references, but these episodes of the CMP are related to things talk about today. Others might come to mind for you, but here’s a short list:
- Slice of Life Contour (356)
- Spark Nov 19 – Mindfulness
- Spark Nov 20: Mindfulness Projects
- Filling Space (369)
- With Intent (371)
- Episode 257: Red Sun
- Guitar music: Nicholai Heidlas on SoundCloud
- Creativity Matters Group at Facebook
- Patreon page
- oamyoamy at Instagram
- Try Creative Bug with the Living a More Creative Life: 30 Ways in 30 Days class
- Try Trello
A note about Trello: I’m feeling really productive with my reading and my “To Read” list this year using Trello. I use Trello for other things, including tracking my 50 Before 50 list, but I am finding new book lover’s peace this year with Trello boards set up to help me keep track of books I want to read, Kindle books I snag on a deal, books I hear about in groups or on other podcasts, and then the books I actually am reading or listening to. If you haven’t tried Trello, you should! (It’s free!)