Thursday, August 11, 2011

Knock, knock, Muse, are you home?

Oh my, I've been away much too long. In all honesty I've just been trying to survive day to day through a lot of crappy, stressful garbage and my energy and creativeness have been sucked out of me. I've been trying to find my way out of all this nonsense and finally have come to the point where I think I've figured something out. No matter what others are doing around me, even those that claim to love me, only I can pull myself up out of the muck, and the only way I know how to do that is to use the one tool I have ... my art.

So, I have to spend a part of each day digging deep and coaxing my Muse to come out of hiding and help me out. (Are you listening lil ole Muse of mine?) Even if I only have the energy for 30 minutes it's at least 30 minutes I spent trying to make my life better. I started yesterday by mixing up a new batch of clay and then covered 10 plain, glass ornaments with their first layer of clay. They are now hanging and drying. I also sculpted a bit on a new "Jack B. Rotten" ornament and the vision I have for it made me laugh (something I don't do much these days). Those 30 minutes stretched out to a few hours and during that time I felt ........ whole.

So lil Muse of mine, I will be knocking on your door each day and you must come out, if only for 30 minutes at a time.


Georgina said...

Baby steps...that's how I do it when I'm under the gun. And yes, art is the best medicine for what ails you. I suppose due to my age, am almost 10 years into the second half of my life, I no longer put up with foolishness and arrogance and that includes those that claim they "love" me. Just know they do, but they're stuck in their own muck and need to find a way out by blaming, complaining or just denying....who knows, just make sure none of that stuff is directed at you.

Have a great weekend and keep up the works.

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

I hope you can pull yourself up and find your muse again. I always love seeing your art! I haven't been reading my blogs much so am behind...


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