It’s been cold, windy and cloudy all day. I am really loving this weather. It’s the best winter this area has seen in a while. Almost feels like a “real” winter. Snow in the mountains and lots of rain on the city. I’ve been getting lots of good use out of my sweaters and jackets, which is unusual, and we should have a beautifully bright green and flowery desert come spring.
I’ve been stuck in one spot, which is what happens when I have too much to do. I need to prep for Artfest. I should be making trades, getting my supplies in order, finishing a commissioned piece. Instead, I’ve been knitting and playing in my art journal, which is exactly what I secretly need right now. Creative relaxation–going with the creative flow. It’s really nice. Maybe it’s a mental prep, instead of me being crazy, stressed, overactive.
I’ve also been doing a little TOO much internet surfing.
*Embrace your inner girl by Eve Ensler on TED. Eve Ensler started V-Day, a movement to end violence against women everywhere. Her story is an amazing one and her poem, “I am an emotional creature” is so powerful.
* Ira Glass on story telling. He talks about how it takes time to become the creative person you envision yourself to be. He says, “It’s normal to take a while. You just have to fight your way through that. You will be fierce, you’ll be a warrior, and you will make things that aren’t as good as you know in your heart you want them to be.” This definitely rings true for me.