Creativity: “Clean out a corner of your mind…”

Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.’ – Dee Hock

“The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.  Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture.   Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.”       – Dee Hock

I got this from one of my favorite jewelry designer blogs Lynn Davis, from her Creativity Quotes corner.

This rings true now;  I’ve been in this major song writing space for the next album,  inspired by pretty much everything around me now;  pictures, conversations, people, dreams, rain, music;  dredging up old songs, writing new ones, re-writing lyrics, switching parts of this song with bits of that poem; listening and listening again to how other musicians worked with similar bits in the 30’s-40’s.

I love being in this busting-at-the-seams creative space.  But the house is getting messy, and not much else practical gets done, and I look up periodically and see more Muses floating above, looking for a place to land…

Creative space


Author: tara linda

Musician, performer, poet, jewelry maker

4 thoughts on “Creativity: “Clean out a corner of your mind…””

  1. What a lovely posting! I look forward to hearing the fruits of your new inspirations. I’ve been working on cleaning out the corners of my body recently, maybe next I’ll work on my mind 😉

    1. Yay Val! thank you- And your cleansing the temple of the Body is a very cool place to be…
      I hope to do that one day soon- after this obsession maybe?
      Lol! (hopefully see ya’ll tomorrow nite; I need a break!!! 😉

  2. It is so easy to become cluttered with our physical surroundings and mentally. The creative spirit is so healing and I wonder why we resist the very things in life that can free us of this clutter. How do the muses speak to each of us and more importantly….do we listen?
    Thank you Tara Linda for the gifts of your muses and that you share with us.
    Be well.

    1. Sweet Camille! Thank you for your wisdom~
      I am plenty guilty of the cluttered world of physical distractions, to the point where i sometimes can’t function, much less create- so i have to watch out for this bigtime.
      I do believe that creativity is the overlooked nectar of the spirit. The best sprituality in times of need. It connects us to so much… And grounds.
      You’ve asked THE biggest questions ever, yes?- why do we not see (or cultivate) what’s good for the spirit? It may be crazy to some, but i’m convinced that the Muses hover over us with their own mission. There is a Greek belief that without us as conduits to take what they inspire- they are not able to manifest any kind of art (poetry, music, visual art, dance…). They need us! 😉

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