"Spontaneity is the quality of being able to do something just because you feel like it at the moment, of trusting your instincts, of taking yourself by surprise and snatching from the clutches of your well-organized routine a bit of unscheduled pleasure".
The definition of spontaneous is "happening or arising without apparent external cause; self-generated. Arising from a natural inclination or impulse and not from external incitement or constraint". I find that my most passionate and creative work results when I least expect it to occur. I get this fire, this drive sometimes that I cannot explain, but I've learned to just go with it and allow my creative juices to flow. When I surrender to this incredible inner hunger, I could create for hours, and ideas just flow freely. There are times when I feel pressure to create, and I'm learning that forceful creativity is not creativity at all. Anything I touch when I'm not inspired, tired or bored just doesn't have the same light and sparkle as my spontaneous work.
Last week, the weather was absolutely perfect here in Illinois. I was outside, soaking up the beautiful sun, spending time with my gorgeous dog, when I had this urge, out of nowhere, to work with some beautiful artwork I had acquired months earlier. I finally envisioned a way to incorporate it into my jewelry, and these pendants are the result of my letting go, and "doing something just because I felt like it at the moment".
May I present my Spontaneous Collection...
I haven't named them yet - I'm awaiting another brilliant moment of unsolicited creativity to manifest!
In the meantime, may I present the most spontaneous little fellow I know, before and after his summer haircut. LOVE this little guy!
And just tired of me taking his picture!
May your week be filled with passionate and spontaneous creativity :-)