Two post evening here for me. I'm just posting as it's about the flip over into November and I've been doing some serious thought about creative pursuits this month. For a number of reasons. How to be Free talks about creating as a way to get out of the bind of being always the consumer; The Joy of Not Working talks about enjoying 'non-passive leisure' and November is the month of Nanowrimo, or 'National Novel Writing Month'. (I did it in 2006-wrote 200 pages is 30 days). It was pretty amazing. Not my novel, per say, so much as the experience of doing it and getting into being creative on a daily basis.
I think I'm going to embrace Nano, slightly revised this November. I just today came across this site, called November is Art Every Day Month. And I am setting a goal of doing something artsy/craftsy daily in November. For me, this can include knitting, sewing, writing, editing, film etc. Basically any art modality out there. There's a bit of artist in all of us, and when you work hard at a not so artsy profession, it really helps you achieve a kind of magical balance to haul out the artist and put her to work on a regular basis.
So here's to November - a creative antidote to consumerism,