Good morning 2010. Tis a cool and overcast one in Brisbane today. After a week of splendid weather at Maroochydore, it seemed as though the heavens opened to remind us all that JOY doesn't last forever....damn you weather!!!
So, after spending a moment looking at all the blogs I follow, I was relieved to find THIS POST by Seth Apter (p.s. I "heart" Seth) and I was just ......
INSPIRED AND UPLIFTED
It was as if all the feelings I have about my life and being creative, were finally articulated by people who DO this stuff and do it WELL. And there are TWO HUNDRED artists who will share ideas with me this year!! How unreal!
What is the essence of Art or Scrapbooking or any craft or creativity? Well, I'm not going to think about it too much this year. I'm going to take a leaf out of this SECRET SUNDAY'S post and JUST DO IT, give myself time to do stuff badly, hide stuff, share stuff, not let others' opinion of my work affect how I work or what I work on.
CAN'T THINK OF A WORD TO ENCAPSULATE ALL OF THAT....
any wordsmiths are encouraged to make suggestions.
There is only one serve of caffine in me so far today pmsl....
2009 was a very dark year - creatively, emotionally, spiritually and socially. I didn't NOURISH my "self" as often as I should have, but those times I did, prepared me for the struggles that followed. That was its purpose.
2010 - the purpose of this year???
What will be my focus?
Who will call me to action?
Where will I find it?
I haven't been very good at sharing, so this year I will share all the places I get inspiration from.
So I'm beginning with THE ALTERED PAGE.
Hope 2010 is all you believe it should be.