I am embarking (with some other souls) on a journey to work through my creative blocks and hopefully gain more confidence in myself and my art. From time to time I hope to post my progress here. I have never done anything like this before, and I am hoping that I am up to this.I plan to do my best to stick with it. Wish me luck on my journey!
The program is called The Artist's Way-A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. A Blog has been set up by Karen Beth, here, for anyone wishing to take part or follow along.
First, a bit about myself: I was always, dare I use the word, creative as a child, but I grew up in the age where being an Artist was not something one did as a living. I had a very supportive mother, but even she encouraged me to do something more stable. Here's the condensed version: After 15 years as a medical secretary,I got married, my boss retired, I had a baby and settled into a very nice life with baby & a very supportive husband. Looking back, all through this time I never stopped creating as the walls and shelves of our home will attest. Once the baby was old enough, I was at a crossroads of what to do now? I started doing craft shows and little by little built up a following there and when the shows started dying out, I found ebay as an outlet. Then came etsy and my own website. Now, said baby is 15, and I have more time to myself. So why am I not more motivated to do what I love? Why aren't the ideas just tumbling out? I hope to find this out on my journey and learn why I am my biggest stumbling block.
At first I couldn't see the purpose of "morning pages". When I started on Saturday, I thought I'd never fill 3 pages. Today, Monday, I almost ran out of room. They allow me to put some things to rest and to think out other things.
Okay, before I lose what little confidence I have in baring my soul, I'll end here.