Although it’s non-stop work and activity, I love this time of year from Halloween to New Years Day. We look upon these celebrations as a time of revelry, renewal, and ritual.
It’s through these annual repetitions that we can connect and be inspired from our past. This reliving of years gone by is what connects and brings to life the memories within our own lives and the lives of our loved ones.
Sometimes to keep things fresh, we need to change up our rituals — a conscious effort to look at things in a whole new way.
This form of ritual is echoed in the world of design. We tap into our creativity by engaging our own forms of daily revelry, renewal, and ritual. In order to fully engage with our left/right brain activities involved with design, we arrange our desk, read an article, drink a cup of coffee, sharpen pencils, etc… We need to prep ourselves to make that jump into our inner world of creating things from nothing — “Ex Nihilo”.
So, maybe to create something fresh and new, we have to change up our rituals. It’s not a bad thing, just a way to keep ourselves from getting stagnant and repeating the same things over and over again.
Creating is a conscious recreating of ourselves. The needs and dreams of our times is always changing, we should too. Be it simple or complex, the world is constantly screaming for something new and it all begins with ourselves and our rituals.