Fragments of a Creative Life
I checked in with my heart, took a deep breath and saw my heartbeats in what I chose to work on.
Fragments of a creative life. Of my creative life, may look like a few house plants in clay pots and bowls I made myself. But not without shells, maybe a brick shard, smooth stones or a bee marked clay bead I made.
I have always enjoyed collecting things, even as a child. But, recently I have uncovered about myself how many collections I have, as well as the various sizes of my collections. One serious collection I have is all about the bees! Other larger collections - shells, pens and other marking materials, old jewelry. Smaller collections - succulents, old hymnals, old bibles, old tools, glass jars, stamps, and marbles.
A small collection of feathers and shells is necessary, it seems for my creative life.
My creative life seems to thrive on seeing earlier work. It sets the stage for new work to find its way into being.
Old paintings that were stored now dawn my studio walls. It feels good, so good to give them a space all their own. Having a creative life is tracking the creative path you took to get where you are today. These paintings do just that for me.
A creative life is not compartmentalized. Each section dissects another. Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
A creative life, or at least mine, is filled with exploration and experimentation. Sure failure happens, but I am learning more and more to be thankful for those times of failure and what they teach me.
I live my creative live excited to explore something new to me every chance I get. Oh and I forgot to mention I seem to collect art technique books also!
This creative life is not a perfect one. Sometimes I am plagued with self doubt, perfectionism or needing to purge. But I am a lifelong learner and find curiosity is my closest confidant. She is always asking questions!
Once can’t have a creative life like this without some serious love and support from friends and family. I am thankful for each of you and how delightful you make my creative life. Thank you.
Building this creative life, one experience at a time~