As one year comes to a close and a new one begins, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank each one of you for taking the time to visit my blog. An extra big thank you goes out to those of you who take the time to comment and email. I really do appreciate every sweet comment you share with me.
I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions but there has been one thing which has popped up for me a few times this past year which I need to address. I’m sure I’m not alone with this one either. I often put on crafting videos when I sit down to create (I’ll share some of my favourite sites/artists in another post). For the most part, it is incredibly inspiring watching the creative processes of others. At the same time, however, I end up stuck in a weird vortex where I’m watching creativity at work but I am not actually doing anything creative myself. At times, I’ve also found my creativity impeded as I judge my own abilities too harshly, I find that I won’t use particular products as other creatives have used similar, and at times the SAME ideas to the ideas I have had (this happens a lot around new release time where it seems as though everyone is using the same product!). It’s at this stage when I need to remind myself to step away from the computer and just PLAY! Forget what everyone else is doing and just do your own thing!
I keep saying to myself that I really need to spend more time creating than I do watching others create. I made it into a jpeg and thought I would share it with you all. Maybe it will resonate with you as well.
And on that note, it is time to step away from the computer and actually go and play! Happy New Year to you all! May 2016 bring you every happiness!