I am lolling.
Lolling is something i do - when i am creatively fatigued (and physically exhausted)
Lolling is an Art form in itself. You have to thrroooow yourself into full lolling - you can't just half lol, or half-heartedly lol.
Honestly, i could write a book on this subject. And really, Lolling / 'To Loll' is just about rolling and sitting and lying all over the floor. With no real purpose or activity. I do photograph myself alot when i am lolling though. I allow myself that activity as there is a looseness of the mind that i enjoy playing with on the camera.
There is a relaxing and grounding, meditative state to my lolling. Just thinking and just being.
In my old house, i used Lol in the bathroom. In my parents house they have a 'sun lounge' (sounds terribly extravagant, a separate lounging area for sun dwelling) but it was a good lolling room as it had plenty of floor space and sunshine. I am having flashbacks to childhood tantrums - you know, when the floor is the only place for a child to go.... wherever they are! supermarket, pub, park, kitchen.... the floor is, of course, a grounding place.
And perhaps it is no surprise, that a person who is active, hectic, creative, silly, theatrical, obsessive (yes, all those apply to me) finds the need to be grounded. The need to find a floor space and get a good Lol going on. Like a cat. Or a fat lazy dog.
I was going to write a post about Creative Flow - hence the title - and, to help me out of this relaxed state, i was going to list all the things i am going to do to get my creativity flowing again. But guess what? that involves a creative energy! and i am totally lacking in the ability to even make a list.
Times are bad. Creative energy has hit an all time low.
I have so much to do - so many deadlines.
I have also been walking and going to the gym every day for the past few weeks. So, this new routine might be taking it's physical toll on me. Typical Kirsty / Piscean? finding it hard to get a good balance in life without tipping the scales / upsetting the flow....
So... please comment. feel free to leave ME a list of things that help get YOU creative and motivated.
Naturally i find new supplies a joy, or i wouldn't do the job i do, hey. But my ONE idea to kickstart the list is to get my sewing machine serviced and cleaned. Madness - how is that creative? It isn't.... but if i'm not using it, i may aswell get it ready for the big sewing marathon that will, no doubt, come-a-knocking at my fingertips in the post-LOL days.
Creative Flow - or lack thereof.
Feel free to discuss...