I am hoping you have either found a hobby/art/creative outlet for your cooped up creativity, or are working on the outlet you already have.
I remember hesitating and angsting and worrying about researching and writing my next novel. It was too overwhelming. Too confusing. My real life and pretend life were getting too mixed up.
Has that ever happened to you?
You decide to step out of your comfort zone and try something bigger, better, more challenging, only to be knocked back by the logistics of the whole thing?
I was ready to give up. After all — who can buck the tide? Climb the mountain? Swim the ocean?
Well, after I calmed down, I found out that ~I~ could buck the tide, etc., etc.
All it took was taking a step back, then moving forward one step at a time. I’m still doing a lot of research before each chapter — I want it to sound right, feel right.
And most importantly, I wanted to have fun with it.
You may get to a point where you can’t control where your story goes, what you really want your painting to look like. You might get frustrated at not being able to find exactly the right shape or color or material to make your work move forward.
And you do get to that point where you want to chuck it all in the garbage. After all, it’s easier to do something you know. Something you feel comfortable with.
I am living proof to not give up. To not listen to that little demon on your shoulder that tells you what you want just doesn’t exist.
The arts are a little easier to maneuver through than, say, swimming the ocean. It’s more creative, more forgiving, more expansive, more liberal. And you don’t have to risk life or death to make a point.
I hope that during this lock down quarantine period of your life you are taking care of what matters most in this world. You. Your creativity. Your mind.
Still tossing possibilities around? Stop tossing and start choosing. Make a poster or outfit or put together an art show or start a blog. Try learning that new piano piece or building that jewelry box — stop thinking about it and just do it. Don’t let fear intimidate you.
Remember — you can’t go wrong with the Arts.
Any of them.
Let me know what projects you have finally undertaken ….