Ever wake up in the middle of the ‘night’ with creative thoughts filling your head? Happened to me this morning — it would be a good idea to have a pad of paper and drawing tool of choice nearby. Use these to capture those moments of inspiration before falling back to sleep and risk loosing those images or word thoughts or themes. It is a bit more difficult to do this if you have a partner who is disagreeable to having a light pop on so you can make needed notations, like my situation, so I got up!
When I was single, I would write and draw, then fall back asleep. Don’t get me wrong, I love my partner in life, and I work to find ways to remember what I dream without waking him. I tell myself to “remember this in the morning” and what usually happens is the sub-conscious mind does this work while I sleep. Upon awaking, I remember it!
Give it a try, and remember the sub-conscious mind does not comprehend negative comments. Have you ever reminded yourself to not forget your keys? And you forgot your keys? Your subconscious mind heard “forget your keys”. It pays to be aware of what we actually say to ourselves. We can help our artistic endeavors or hinder them depending on what we give our mind to work on.
This morning was different. My thoughts got me up. Sometimes creativity does not sleep!