The creative personality has quite a tightrope to walk. On one side, there is the solitary artist who longs to create alone and in introspection, only longing to bring their art to the planet. On the other side is the natural curiosity and wanderlust of the artist, craving like a hungry beast, the inspiration and energy of the world through communication, travel, research, and experiences.
One is not better than the other, both are equal in scope, and essential. Yet as we know it is next to impossible to crate in chaos and constant emotional or physical movement. It is also difficult, if not totally unimaginable, to try to be creative in a work bubble.
How can you create good art, fine work, and indulge peek imagination when you’re constantly at play? And how does your art and craft get new breath and energy if you’re always at work? It is striking the balance between your art and your life that will not only make you a better artist and craftsman, but also a better person.
Of course, you must make time for the serious and solitary creation of your art, but not without also making time to find life’s joy. Find ways to combine the business of your art with the pleasure of your world. What kind of amusement today will move your art forward tomorrow? And what have you learned from yesterday’s play that you can integrate into your art”work” today?
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I hope you enjoy my creative thoughts for hobbyists and crafters. I post new blog thought entries every Monday, Tuesday, Thrusday, and Friday. Wednesday’s are reserved for Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski’s guests and new creative personalities that you’ll want to know and learn about. Of course, I sprinkle things happening on Pickle Road throughout the week.
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It’s Monday and a great day to start a new project or vision! Jodie Davis and I are at the Jersey Shore today taping new episodes of Quilt Out Loud for qnntv.com . And always do what you love! xoxom