Mimi and her girls

Mimi and her girls
Mimi and her girls

Monday, July 15, 2013

Day vs Night, When are You Most Creative?

The Artists Synchroblog is a group of bloggers who post on the same topic on odd months and on even months we take on a Pinterest Challenge where we each take inspiration from a Pinterest picture, creating something (art, a meal, a DIY project, etc) and then posting about it. You can read more about the Artists Synchroblog here.
Which are you - a Morning Bird or a Night Owl?

Do you roll out of bed in the morning rip roaring and ready to go? Or do you stumble eyes shut to the coffee pot growling at anyone in your way?

Well, I work a full time job, but I do set my own appointments so I have a bit of flexibility. Do you know what *6* does on your phone- well if not, let me tell you, it mutes your end so people can't hear you- not the baby crying, the dog barking or me using my flex shaft to do final polishing on a customer order while on a silly conference call from 8-9AM!

Yes, I am one of those chipper, ready to rock people at 5:30 AM. I got one of those new coffee makers, single cup, I am in heaven. I get up and head for the coffee, then the studio.

Yeah, I know, it's not much, but it's what I have to work with! And that pile of plastic bags in the corner, that's all stones in their own little individual boxes- they call to me while I'm at that bench! The light is my friend, it's daylight at my bench even in the dead of winter. I usually leave something for myself to do in the morning- my warm up- finish a ring, solder a bezel- just something. I honestly believe that my creativity is best first thing in the morning before the real world creeps into my brain and clutters it up with to do lists, customer (day job) concerns and even grocery shopping- which I love, but not what I want to think about when I wake up. So I am at the bench by 6 AM crank out a bit, draw up something I dreamed about even if it isn't possible and then hit the computer to check mail, print shipping labels, downstairs to package orders- THEN I actually get ready for work so I can get out of the house between 8:30 and 9 AM.

Try as I might, and I do get some work done late afternoon, but after dinner, I am pretty useless. I love chatting with my fellow on line metals groups teammates, look at all the new stuff friends post on facebook, chat with my other half and have a nice glass of wine. Absolutely nothing comes to me at night! My weekends, my metal is my day job and I love that time. Friday night I really do start to think creatively and can't wait to get to work Saturday and Sunday morning. 

Want to see who else in our bloggers group id a day or night person- just check out some of these blogs! Now, not everyone posts every month, but I'm sure you'll find a few good reads!