There’s something about the season of autumn that sparks creativity for me.
I’m learning that I am not alone in this idea.
I have heard from others that fall is their favorite time of year for creative activity and innovation.
Part of me wonders if it is that from a young age, we’re constantly starting a new school year each fall.
Each school year brings about the excitement of something new as well as something old/familiar; often reconnecting with school friends that one hasn’t seen since the last school year.
That combination stirs up electric energy that makes my mind wander, in a good way.
Then once the leaves on the trees start to change from green to red, yellow and brown, that spectrum of colors fuels my creative energy.
Some of my most favorite past falls were when I was in college studying art and design and immersing myself in all of my inter-related music creations, and really combining all my creative outlets at a time of formidable growth and independence in my life.
I always recall that sense of freedom and energy and try to figure out how to capture and sustain those moments as much as possible.
As an interdisciplinary creative professional some of my best songwriting concepts for albums came to me in the fall. Some of my best creative marketing promotional ideas have come to me in the fall. Some of my best writing took place in the fall.
To the extent I’m able I journal (not just in the fall, but especially in the fall) to somehow capture these thoughts, these ideas and these emotions from this season that enamors me. I do so to be able to go back and reflect and even repeat successful creative processes that I’ve documented from past years.
Often the fall season provides enough creative ideas to keep me busy with projects the entire year. Autumn is my annual creative harvest.
How does fall affect your creativity?
Is it a time of innovation for you?
Does your creative energy run hot, fast and furious in the fall?
How do you harness that energy? In past years what have you accomplished with it?
What do you hope to accomplish with it this year?
Posted by: Nick Venturella
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