Title: Radical New Me Author: PK Hrezo Release Date: May 10th, 2017 Tour Dates: June 6th – 10th, 2017 Genre: Women’s Fiction
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Say Hello to author PK Hrezo!
PK Hrezo is a native Floridian, author of fiction and nonfiction, creator and fairy fashion designer of PK’s Pixies, mom of two, wife of a fireman, and best bud to a big dog named Ripley.
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PK also had a few things to say about creativity. I'll let her take it from here:
Balancing Creative Energy
Thanks for having me here today! I’m excited to share some insight on balancing creative energy, as it’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. As an author and artist, creative energy is vital to who I am as a person, and as regular to me as breathing air, but that doesn’t mean it’s consistently effortless.
On the contrary, it takes a good deal of effort to balance my creative energy with life’s obligations. If you’re a creative like me, you know that we not only operate on artistic energy, we require it. But how do we keep it in check and balance it so that we can access it on-demand? We all have our brain-fog days, right? Not to mention those days when we’re just so drained from the daily grind that we can barely get dinner on the table, let alone create. As a mom of two, wife, and part-time corporate employee, I know just how this feels.
But here’s the thing—it doesn’t have to be a struggle to summon up our creative energy.
The secret to keeping it in balance, is to understand what works for us as unique individuals. I recommend keeping a journal for at least thirty days to track times when you’re feeling creative, and times when you’re not. This will help you identify what is inspiring you, as well as when you’re feeling that rush of artistic adrenaline. You have to learn to charm your muse when she’s just not as responsive as you’d like. Just as your significant other may take you out and romance you to get you warmed up with steamy seduction, so we also must do the same for our muse on a regular basis. Matter of fact, why not mark a date on your calendar right now for a Muse Date-Night?
It may sound silly at first, but it’s exactly what we need in order to stay creative. What exactly your muse wants and needs to feel charmed, is exactly what you need to figure out in order to find the right balance in your daily life. Maybe it’s a dose of literary medicine—an exquisitely written piece that speaks to your inner writer. Or maybe it’s a crafter-session with no rules other than expression. Other ideas may be:
- Visting an art museum
- Watching a highly visual film
- Coloring while listening to instrumental music
- Journaling while taking a nature walk
In addition to my novels, I have a creative journal and workbook out called Giving ImaginationWings, where I explore more ideas and activities on how to get your imagination moving. As a society we have become experts at balancing healthy eating and exercise, so our brains are already conditioned for this type of care and cultivation, which means that now we can tap into this way of thinking when it comes to charming our muse and balancing our creativity. It’s a matter of knowing what our muse needs, and when to deliver it to keep its energy elevated and nourished.
Thanks so much for having me here today. Feel free to contact me anytime with questions you may have.