Perhaps this sounds a little nuts but I’m convinced that I feel more creative when I am wearing certain clothes compared to others. Generally, I feel more creative in skirts. I don’t feel at all creative in jeans or trousers (I very rarely wear jeans), but I do in leggings. I am sure that I would feel the opposite of creative in Marks and Spencers elasticated slacks. I haven’t tried out this theory yet but this is perhaps an idea to park in my Big Book of Future Ideas.
I have a skirt that whenever I wear it, I feel much more creative than in other garments. It is a skirt that I believe came from Jigsaw. I’ve had it for quite a few years. I think it was either in the sale or it came from Bicester Village (so it was cheaper than normal – I don’t want anyone reading this to think I am rich enough to shop in Jigsaw). It may have been purchased shortly after my first child was born and before the second. I’m not entirely sure. I don’t think it was purchased before any children came along. But what I am sure about is that whenever I wear it, I feel more creative than on other days.
I know of no other artist who prefers or preferred to make or paint in certain clothes. A quick goggle reveals no information on the topic. Does this mean that I am unique in my weirdness? The only thing I found on the Internet related to this query was a wikiHow page on four steps on how to dress like an artist. This is not hugely helpful. (It is, however, rather amusing.)
I suppose that this is one step away from having lucky pants. I don’t want to get to the stage when artist’s block renders me wearing the same skirt every day for a month in a vain attempt to reign in an idea from the ether.
I haven’t quite got that desperate yet.