The Creative Life…Excuses, Excuses…

"Kim Kardashian"  / Digital Art

“Kim Kardashian” / Digital Art

Good girls don’t get the attention, so a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Don’t be mad at them ’cause they’ve got everything they want and not afraid to go after more of it. Like politicians, the public puts these folk where they are. They are the stuff that Hollywood’s made of now. Get used to it ’cause it’s not going away. It does, however, make it more challenging for plain ole folk, like you and me.

You know, we work hard in life and on these blogs and whatnot. You (not me) would snip your ear to get your creative endeavors noticed so you could give up that job and pursue it full-time but you just can’t bear the thought of any likenesses to someone who cut their entire ear off (Vincent Van Gogh). Some folk will do anything but you just haven’t thought of it ’cause you’re too busy being normal. Plus, you’re not willing to sell whatever’s left of your soul after a hard day’s work. It’s too exhausting. Besides, the house has to be cleaned. Your husband’s laid off and playing video games now, so you’re financially strapped. The woman across the street’s got Lawn of the Year and you’ve gotta outdo her. The dog needs to be walked, taken for a poop and he takes so darn long.  You’re depressed and had to get yourself some retail therapy with your girls. It’s just soooo busy…I absolutely feel you on some it…Well actually, none of the above but you know where I’m going with this, so don’t act.

"Nicki Minaj" / Digital Art

“Nicki Minaj” / Digital Art

I’m writing to you today, folks, to give myself a swift kick in my own tail and if you can identify, you should do the same. Not mine but yours. While I’ve been painting I’m not writing as much as I’d like.

So, what steps have I taken to make space for living a creative life? I cleaned my studio. I’m like a deer in the headlights now. I have a coupla projects to work on though. I think I’m gonna buy that paint you can turn into a chalkboard and write what I need to do so I can see it. I have figured out that I’m painting during the week and writing weekends. But what I’m doing is neither here or there. What’s your plan?

"Miley Cyrus" / Digital Art

“Miley Cyrus” / Digital Art

21 thoughts on “The Creative Life…Excuses, Excuses…

  1. “…the public puts these folk where they are.” And we’ve got no one to blame but ourselves.

    You asked, “What’s your plan?” On non-client days, I light a tea light, place it on my writing desk, plunk my behind in my chair, and stay put until the candle goes out of its own volition (between 4-6 hours). I can sit and twiddle my thumbs, or I can write — the choice is mine. And being the smart cookie that I am, I choose to write :)

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  2. I’m loving the Digital art but it’s great to hear you’ll be back painting. The blogging comes and goes, but as long as you’re posting the art I don’t feel neglected. :) Now I just have to give myself that kick in the pants…….

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    • Thank you. I’m trying some things here and there with the digital stuff. It’s quicker too. :-)
      Lists are helpful but for me, sometimes they get too long and I get caught up with over-analyzing the process. Therefore, I don’t get to the writing.

      I’ll kick you if you kick me. I think that’ll working better than kicking ourselves. :-) My daughter would call me lame for saying that.

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    • Sounds like I may need to do that too. I did try it some years ago but she didn’t work out. Think I’ll try the candle thing like Laurie.

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