Tuesday Dec 12, 2023

Crafting Space to Create with Ashlee Gadd

One of the values of restoration is creativity. Architecture is creativity, making a budget go farther than you thought is creativity, cooking a beautiful meal, scheduling your day so you have time for what is important to you, and so much more require creative actions. At the root of creativity is "create", which means "to make or bring into existence something new". Creativity is producing something which is not obvious or already there. 

While creativity can range from perfecting organization in a small space to a Degas painting, one thing all creative actions have in common is the need for white space, quiet space, empty space to provide the downtime needed for creativity. 

This week Jennifer Pepito is joined by Ashlee Gadd the creator of Coffee and Crumbs and author at the Coffee and Crumbs Substack. They talk about how to create downtime for creativity, learning to better understand your personal relationship with social media and the spiritual importance of creativity. 


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 In this episode–

  • Ashlee Gadd on carving out space for creativity
  • Taking an intentional social media fast to observe your reactions without it; how do you spend your time, how do you feel, what changes for better or worse during that period
  • No matter what set of priorities you choose for you children, the importance of allowing them "bored time" 
  • Five minutes can be enough to creatively solve a problem, organise, work on a painting, type a few words, it's about consistency not quantity.
  • Check out Ashlee's new book Create Anyway: The Joy of Pursuing Creativity in the Margins of Motherhood

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