I live on a lake in northern WI where I am now looking at the geese and ducks floating lazily before they hear the call to head north...Every day the resident bald eagle makes his morning and evening passes. Last week we had 8 inches of fresh snowfall, this week the temperatures are mild and the snow has nearly melted off my lawn.
There is something about living here and looking out the patio door windows watching the seasons change that open up my muse... I love the changes...
Maralene Strom is a speaker and author who teaches on topics dealing with grief and recovery;Issues of living life 50 & Beyond; Caregiving in extended care facilities, home care, and special needs; Communicating with Empathy & Compassion. Her website features some presentation topics with contact information for tele-classes, workshops or speaking to groups, conferences, etc. Visit http://www.adventuresinlivingsite.com to receive her newsletters.
Re: How do the seasons affect creativity?#28092511/15/0608:23 PM
changes in seasons and time can affect your mood, which will also either inspire or drown your creativity to dullness. I find I like to write solemn and dramatic poetry on rainy days, and I like inpsirational and feel-good music when I see leaves fall during the autumn.
Ooh Maralene, that sounds wonderful <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Jeannine, I wish I could make more use of winter - summer is also very tempting for getting out and about, but in winter I feel so sluggish. So I try to make the best of the summer creative sparks and also get out for a walk.
I agree you're moods change with the season, but I was surprised that your creativity changes also. Once I thought about it I realized I like to do more creative things in the winter. I think it is b/c I am stuck in-doors with nothing to do. I've always hear boredom breeds creativity. =)