There has been much discussion by social media friends lately about struggling with the creative process. I’m right there with you. For me, I think I may be in a growth spurt. I’m ready to learn more technique, to slow down and take my time with the process. Slower is faster. I want to tell a story with each painting. I want to connect with each face that enters the canvas. I’m having trouble with that right now. It’s extremely frustrating because I want each and every time I sit down to create to be satisfying and fulfilling. It just isn’t. So, I will work to breath through this period, soak in what is happening and know on the other end that there will be moments of satisfaction. I will stop fighting it, stop writing a story about what may or may not be happening and just let the process be. I will work to find the joy and celebration amidst the struggle.
“Stay Weird, Be Random, Be You…”
Sometimes, I need to take a break and look around, learn from others, really pay attention to what their process is and think about how I can apply it to my style. Even though I am an instructor in Kara Bullock’s “Let’s Face It” 2016 course, I am excited to also have access to the classes the other instructors will be teaching. I will get to learn and grow from their style and techniques as I continue to develop my own. The voice of my fear tells me I’m not good enough, I won’t improve, this is as good as it gets, etc. What a Debbie Downer that voice is! Wah, wah…. I plan to quiet that voice and learn to enjoy the process.
I hope that you will consider partnering with us in this journey of facing fears we all experience in our creative process.
Let’s face our fears together!