Sunday, August 9, 2009

Creative Drano

Sometimes I think that summertime isn't such a good time for creativity - one is beckoned to go outside to enjoy the weather. Well, today isn't one of those days - temps in the 90s with tropical dew points, so I'm hoping to get some type of creative work done today along with the other parts of life that one can't ignore for too long or the task becomes massive.

I'm still struggling with making time for creative endeavors when work and other demands drain me of all creative desires. Maybe that's the way it's supposed to be, but it doesn't feel right.

It's not that I don't have ideas, I do, and I have a lot of projects in the pipeline, but that pipeline is clogged right now and I need some creative Drano.

The Bead Society I belong to had a challenge based on color - this is my entry. It probably won't win any prizes, but that doesn't matter. This is the type of Drano I may need on a more regular basis and maybe I need to learn to provide that for myself. I enjoyed the challenge on many levels. Could I have pushed myself more to create something more? Certainly. Am I happy with the result. Certainly.

I need to learn how to be more structured (on many levels) in my life. I think that technology also messes with my attention span. Time to step away from the computer.

Today's quote comes from Stella Adler: Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your bracelet is beautiful and your photos of everyone's work are excellent. Your artistic talent shines through in many ways! Thanks for that! -Ruth