Mise en place, French for "the act of putting everything in place before starting"
I'm not ready. The holidays are upon us, primetime for us creative types (according to Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, we are ALL creative types). And I am not ready (Julia also says you are ALWAYS ready to create!).
My love for Thanksgiving and the month of November in general could be a factor; I want to savor both just a bit longer.
Though I have tons of ideas floating around in my head I have yet to place pen or paint to paper, the hot glue gun has yet to be fired up, and the only thing I've made lately is the bed.
I just can't seem to get it together and CREATE! First things first, I need to get the mise up in my place!
Making a plan and getting organized are key and here are some words of wisdom about the basic principles of creativity from Ms. Julia Cameron herself: