is yours in balance? i’m struggling with this a bit right now. it can be a real creative conundrum. like me, maybe you are drawn to all sorts of creative resources – gorgeous books, insightful blogs, inspirational retreats, fabulous workshops, engaging e-courses, tantalizing tutorials, etc. etc. you probably get my drift because there is such a wealth of all of that out there, especially in the online community.
for me, the problem can become an overload of all of that wonderful input without an equal balance of creative output. i mean, isn’t that why we are exposing ourselves to all of these resources?? to pump up our creative output?? yet i think sometimes it becomes so easy to bask in all of this goodness at the expense of doing something with it.
it seems to take an extra internal push for me to leave the comfort of all of these good things behind and strike out on my own into new and uncharted territory. it’s so worth it when i do that, but still it takes discipline and forethought. sometimes i actually have to schedule time for it and then stick to my guns.
an additional challenge for me is that i don’t currently have an art space. remember my little open-air studio? i did love working out there and the pieces above were 2 of the little treasures that i created. but sadly, the structure was fairly termite-ridden and my husband (suddenly!) decided that it had to be dismantled. so i am back in bins.
the good news is that we are in the process of deciding how to upgrade the space and it looks like i will end up with a better, more permanent and weather-proof area to work in. in the meantime, i can still work on my photos, digital art, powerpoints and, when so-inspired, poetry! now i just have to get off my a__ and do it!!