Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Nurturing Creativity - Week 26

This week the card is to:

Name Your Demons

The inner (or sometimes outer) voices that hold us back from trying/completing/sharing our art. The fear of failure isn't that big a deal for me any more. At least not for the creative process. The selling process.....well.....that's a WHOLE different ballgame! Just venturing into that arena and hearing some of the old tapes running. But, I've gotten much better at telling them to shut up and I then drift along in my own little happy world....doing what I need to do.

My main demon now is feeling selfish spending so much time in my studio. I'm trying to overcome that and have limited success. I do OK until someone makes some "urgent" demand on my time. Usually that demand takes a big chunk out of the middle of my creative time. I'm working on saying no but I'll have to be honest and admit that it is difficult. Still, what is life without a challenge??? LOL!

Still haven't gotten to posting some of the fun stuff we did when Wil was here but I'll be getting to it hopefully this week.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Nurturing Creativity - Week 25 -- oops

Yeh, I know it has been a month...........

There are some pictures from that month that I want to post this week. Just got behind with company here and then regrouping after company left. Now.....I think....I'm back on SOME schedule in the studio again.

So, after a rather long hiatus....here is my nurturing creativity card for THIS week. (I thought about going back and catching up but.....not happening....)

Laugh At Yourself

OK, well.....this one shouldn't be difficult!!!! My life is one laugh riot most of the time. Either things are really funny or I just laugh to keep from crying. Either way....I get to laugh at myself. Now....let's see what the card says....

Ahhhhh seems to be the idea of keeping a balance (gotta love that word) between maintaining a sense of humor about your work and yet still taking your art seriously.....just not yourself too seriously. I think I can do this!!

HA HA HA HA HA...................(how's that????)