For months now, I have been looking forward to my Summer break. A time when I can relax from the load of demanding art projects which all seem to fall due the same day as exams, essays, or 300 pages reading assignments. Now that I am here I fight feeling guilty about fixing and working on things around the house that have been neglected.
I am always amazed how in such a short period of time dust bunnies turn into dust elephants; huge and numerous. The weeds in the flower beds and garden, wow I won't even go there. Too depressing. Not to talk about the mold that grows in places I never knew it could.
Unfortunately these sticky situations usually leave me feeling overwhelmed to the point of crying or giving up. Then, after a nice bite or two of chocolate I regain my composure. My confident self returns and resign to pick out one of my project on the long to do list and JUST DO IT.
Years ago, I went through this same tug of war. I was stuck in a rut of complaining about not able to make any art. Since the whining wasn't getting me anywhere, I decided to take a closer look at my excuses. I realized that I was focusing on what I did not have, or could not do instead of what I could accomplish or did have at my disposal. I needed a new perspective of the glass is half full instead of half empty.
HELPFUL HINTS: Even though I still have not begun a painting, I did accomplish other items on my list, including writing this blog post and that is okay too. No need to be hard on yourself.
Here is a site I just discovered to help with kick starting your creativity. Go check it out LIVING A CREATIVE LIFE- Creative Sandbox 101
Share your own personal struggles when there just does not seem to be enough hours in the day to be the artist/creative person you desire.
Until Next Time.
"Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary". Galatians 6:9