Suzi is quirky and fun and kind and loving but above
and tell her Barb the Craft Junkie sent ya!
I am an artist.
Wait, let me say that again, with more feeling this time...I AM AN ARTIST! Yes, that was much better. *smiles a happy smile*
I acknowledge that for quite some time I had lost my muse. My creative spirit was shriveling up and drying out. I could feel nothing but depression and gloom. As much as I wanted to create beautiful, pretty things...as many wonderfully fantasmagoric ideas as I had flittering through my head on a daily basis...I just couldn't find the energy to do anything with them. Ideas in your head are just a tiny part of the creative process...it's in the DOING that we create, ideas are intangible...we must have action involved in order to create.
I haven't been able, physically or mentally, to get into the action part of the creative process. I've not been doing my part in the scheme of the creative process.
Now, don't get me wrong...I'm just beginning the class/workshop but the things that Suzi says in her videos and her assignments are really getting to me, down deep. Touching areas that have been trying to go dormant on me. She's making me feel alive again, slowly but surely.
I've only began working on my first lesson (as you can see) but I'm enjoying it so much that, even with the flu (yes, I've got the dreaded flu...ick!), I ended up drawing faces and eyes and working on bodies/gesturing for over 4 hours last night. No TV, just some beautiful music playing in my earphones and my pencil and journal in front of me.
I look forward to quiet time, with just me and my sketch journal, my pencils and erasers, my lessons and time. Peaceful, quiet time to explore and draw and create. Slowly but surely I will be creating pretty Les Petite Dolls of my own to share and beautify.
We should all find our happy place...that place that transcends time and space and just takes us to that realm of a Zen like state.
I am slowly but surely finding mine.
Until next time...Happy Creating!!!
Peace & Love,
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