Creativity Thrives in Routine

We embrace the picture of the free-spirited creative individual, following whims to make art.

The reality, though, is that creativity thrives in routine. It is only in daily practice that creative ideas can be hammered into hard reality.

I am reminded every August that the freedom of a routine-free summer affords many opportunities for family connection, emotional renewal, and creative inspiration, but it is at the return of the school year’s routine that I am able to use my creative impulses to make new work.