( This is the second of a series of posts following Tyla Tharp’s book The Creative Habit. All the previous posts are collected in the Summer Blog Project category)
For me, it is a pen. My current preferred pen is the Uniball Mirco, but pretty much any pen will do, even a pencil will do in a pinch. I don’t like ballpoints or pens with a fat body, because I have small hands. I usually have pen with me.
As for paper, anything will do, I am a doodler after all. My favorite of all is graph paper. I have pads and notebook sheets and I have a little notepad that I carry with me. You never can tell when you will need to draw or something.
The second one is Build Up Your Tolerence for Solitude.. This is another that is too easy for me. She talks about working up to 10 minutes alone, trying to tease creative thoughts out of your subconscious. She wants you to understand that solitude is an important part of the creative process.
I do this all the time. It comes naturally to me. Reading this made me smile. I feel uncomfortable trying to describe it to my family and friends. What did you do al day? Oh, I sat and stared out the window, or at a blank canvas, or I went for a long walk.
But that is exactly what I do before I start seriously working on any project.
So far this seems like a piece of cake, but I know it gets harder as it goes on, because I got about halfway through the book before I got the idea that I should take a stab at doing this.