“Creative work has seasons. Part of the work is to know which season it is, and act accordingly.” — Austin Kleon
Creativity, like Nature, follows patterns.
Learn to embody and flow with them...
Rather than resist them.
Witness the seasons and how creativity mirrors them in a continuous cycle.
Darkness → Rebirth → Growth → Harvest
Creativity In Winter
Winter is a time of stillness, rest and reflection. A time to turn inward at the end of one thing and the beginning of another. Roots extend deeper in preparation for new growth above.
Creativity In Spring
Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. Winter dreams stir and reach for fresh air. Growth below the surface emerges in a riot of color above. The sun greets the sky as if stretching from a long slumber.
Creativity In Summer
Summer is a time of action and abundance. Ideas come into form in a shower of sparks as if from the forge. Creative energy is at its peak. Growth flourishes and matures above ground in a culmination of creation.
Creativity In Autumn
Autumn is a time of sharing and gratitude. The fruits of creation are harvested in the twilight of life as falling leaves mark the setting of the sun. Darkness descends with the bare of winter approaching.
Creativity is at its full potential when the cycle is honored. Savor each season and the rewards it bestows. One builds toward the next as the great wheel turns.
🤔 Food for Thought:
Are you honoring the seasons of creativity?
What happens when you do not?
Do you notice resistance or even blockages?
⚙️ One Small Step:
Look for the signs of changing seasons.
Winter approaches as a need for solitude and integration.
Spring approaches as dreams and their ideas stir.
Summer approaches as an intense desire to bring form.
Autumn approaches as the fruits of creation ripen.
Do not resist them.