Creative Exploration

Holiday Thoughts

Art is the fossil record of the artist. Ha… I just read this on Austin Kleon’s blog. I like his books. I like his site. I have been wroking hard to make site look professional and an expression of why I create. Last night I tried working on my site and it went all wrong, but in the end I came away with an important lesson. CREATE ART. FOCUS ON THE PROCESS. Wait a minute! I just read this very idea on another newsletter. Thanks. Here’s to simple.

Oh I wrote this poem last year. I need to write more of these. I did buy some new pens today. Yes I’ll pencil it in this coming week! I have a couple more weeks to write and gather up my research and then I ‘ll write the first draft of the book, I am now certain of the title. Weird Is Beautiful! Everything makes sense now. Which reminds me, I read another blog post featuring Kate Dicamillo. She spoke of her experience as an author. She was told she had no business writing books. She got hundreds of regection letters and kept going.

I like to think I keep going becasue yes, I create every day. BUT I’ll be honest and admit that I’m not enjoying the process like I should. I worry. The best happens when I just create. So here’s to finishing my new book and all the ones to come. I’m going to edit the socks quote and add it to my etsy shop. I’m not really talking about socks here but I am. I’ll have some chocolate as I watch a movie and call it a night.