Sometimes you’re creatively hot where everything you touch and produce is inspired and interesting, your work is golden and every vision you put imagine flows into place flawlessly and easily. Then, for no apparent reason there are hours, days, weeks, months, and years when you’re just off your game with nothing, but nothing coming together no matter the effort and internal burning passion. It’s not that you’re at a lack for ideas, inspiration or motivation — it’s all still there — but doesn’t seem to be translating from your creative thought into action, from your head to your hands.
Don’t let this dictate, even for a second, who you are as an artist, a visionary, a creative. Never allow these moments to reinforce your insecurities. Your creative struggles, ebbs and flows, wins and losses are each yours, and uniquely yours, to experience, to hold onto, and learn from.
Stay breathing. Continue creating. Persevere with work. Jump into play. Dancing through your creative struggles may not always lead to the classic ballet you had imagined as your venerated result, but sometimes what emerges is a spirited colorful jitterbug.
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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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