This week has been filled with dancing, house guests and more dancing!
I’ve had the busiest week ever which has left no time for creating or blogging. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a great week (I wouldn’t have changed a thing!) but I do miss being creative. I find that if I change my routine and reduce using my creativity or miss my runs with Bundy, I get a little out of control.
I’m one of those “all or nothing types” that gets completely swept up in my latest “thing” and gives it 300% – while the mood is striking me. This week it was dancing and socialising which is great but I find that, as much as I enjoy it, it makes me go a little sketchy after a while and I crave solitude. That’s where the running and painting comes into it – I generally prefer to do both on my own and find the processes kind of hypnotic or meditative. I need to find a balance, which I personally find difficult.
While I’ve been busy, I have been mulling over things in the back of my mind. How to take my creativity a little more seriously? Not so serious that it becomes a chore but, if it is what I love doing, how can I get more of it and still maintain the rest of my life? How do I make it a balanced priority? How can I improve it? How can I be more consistent? Do I procrastinate starting a new art project or am I genuinely busy? When an opportunity arises – what’s do I feel like something’s holding me back?
As fate would have it, as soon as I’ve debated this topic, fellow blogger BStonehouse put up two posts (click here and here), I found extremely useful – almost like I’d asked my questions out loud. If you have any form of creative block, I urge you to read her posts and watch the video too.
So, with a public holiday coming up this week and a free (so far) weekend, I’m going to get back on track with my painting. I have a few things in the pipeline that I’m looking forward to completing.
In the meantime, I leave you with this – I drew it a very long time ago, like maybe 15 or more years ago!