6 Ideas to Get You Started
By Eric Maisel, PhD | Posted 6/1/07 | Updated 5/8/23
A creative escape is a little time-out-of-time that you carve from your schedule to devote to running away to art.
A creative escape is like getting away for a romantic weekend with your lover except in this case your lover is your creative nature. It is a chance to fall back in love with music, poetry, and silence.
As you organize your time, using, for example, a three-month planner, pencil in one day every two weeks to get away from your usual routine and re-experience your love of art. This day away is a good idea whether you are stalled or working productively on a project.
If you're stalled, your escape will help you unblock. If you're working hard, it will provide some needed rest and a breath of fresh air. Your creative escape can be at home, with a new art book, at the local lake or museum, or a long drive away, to a forest that inspires you or a mountain glen that moves you. Bring poetry; or be poetry.
Make a nice, long list of creative escapes. Number the items on your list and use stick-ons to mark your calendar with upcoming escapes. Ten creative escapes in a three-month period is really not too many!
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Eric Maisel, PhD, is the author of more than fifty books in the areas of creativity, the creative life, coaching, life purpose and meaning, writing, and critical psychology and critical psychiatry. ...