I think a lot of people are under the impression that I live some super creative, art-filled life where I am always inspired and always have the time and motivation to work on art… and I’m here to tell you… that’s absolutely not the case.
I struggle. Sometimes it’s to find the time, other times the motivation, and sometimes it's the inspiration or technical skill.
I don’t share the moments where I’m sitting at my desk staring at the piles of unfinished art, unorganized materials, junk mail, the odds and ends, and whatnot that have accumulated on my desk. (Actually, I’ll share that today, check out my story to see the hot mess that is my studio right now).
I don’t share the moments where I have this really awesome idea that just won’t go down on paper the way I see it in my head.
I don’t share the instances where I’ve been at work all day, go to the gym, get home, make dinner, eat dinner, have every intention of sitting down and drawing, but fall asleep on the couch instead.
It’s not always easy.
But despite all these obstacles, I show up time and again, maybe not everyday, but enough that I can fulfill this need to create. On top of that I try my best to give myself some grace, I don’t ALWAYS have to feel creative or artistic, that doesn’t make the times I am creating any less authentic or worthy.
Anyways, I’m a bit rambly tonight. I apologize. This is another one of those posts that probably more for myself than it is you. Hope it’s helpful. Just remember, you can't pour from an empty cup.
Lots of love,