Outbound Mail Art: A Little of This and a Bit of That….

Spending no less than two full hours a day in the studio is bound to lead to productivity. That was the assumption when I began the experiment and I am happy to say that it held true for me.

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Death’s Grip

It’s like Pablo Picasso said, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

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USPS Trash Po Collage: Liberty Forever

I spent most of the holiday weekend immersed in my own little world.

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Natural Beauty

Creating with regularity has led to a happier me.

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Only Sure Things in Life: DEATH and TAXES

Sorry to blog and run, but the studio is calling!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

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When Life Gets In The Way…

Today, I wanted to take a hot second to talk about the reality of stifled creativity.

Do you regularly feed the monster within? When you don’t, does it rear its ugly head? Or is it patient and graceful?

So many creative types have day jobs, families, obligations, commitments, etc. which keep us from expressing our urges when they strike. For instance, my studio is currently bedroom to two girls.

So what do you do when life gets in the way of your creative expression? Do you become depressed? Do you push through? Do you settle? Are you more apt to seize what little time might be allowed you? Do you throw up your arms in despair? Do you say, “I WILL create anyway!” ignoring the chains that bind?

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Honoring our creative voice is difficult in the best of times. We are BRAVE souls, taking leaps of faith, pursuing our calling. Few of us escape challenges along the way.

I, personally, become more stressed and grouchy (to put it mildly) when I refrain from creating on any level, for any reason. I know this truth to be as real as the keyboard on which I’m typing, and yet, I seem surprised each time the pattern exposes my folly. It is the universal mistake I make again and again, the lesson never seeming to stick.

So I ask you, my peers, my creative brethren… What do YOU do when LIFE gets in the way? All comments and contributions are most welcome and encouraged!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!