The daily grind, be it 9-to-5 or, as it often is for many, far longer that that, can make it hard to find the time for creativity. When Sarah G. Stevenson offered to share her thoughts on allowing time for creativity, we jumped at the chance.
Sarah is often found hidden behind her camera or otherwise indulging her muse. But, that hasn’t always been the case. In the past, she led interior design projects for some of the top interior design and architecture firms in Chicago.
"Like many artists just starting out, I craved a challenging and collaborative environment, where my creativity would blossom. Just like so many of you, I found the reality to be a bit more complicated."
In one project she was in charge of a staff of 20 and managing over 1 million square feet of office space redesign, furniture redesign, construction, and move coordination of more than 3,000 employees.
"Did I work on creative projects? Yes. I also worked long hours, often 90 or 100 hours in a week. I moved up very quickly, but I never had the space for my own creativity and art exploration. Does that sound familiar? As artists, we gravitate towards creatively challenging work environments, only to find they drain our energy. That’s why I now dedicate my work to helping artists and creative people in all fields carve out space in their day. I help you allow time for your own creative explorations — no matter how many hours a week you work."