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Brumes a Burning...

Illustration ~ "Leica M6"
Are you a creative type?
Can you feel it when the smothering brume of artists block starts to burn off? What does it feel like to You?

It's a crazy feeling for me...Anticipation, anxiety. An overflow unto the page, in margins, sticky notes~to~self, wee designs in the square of my calender day...
Sadly the more I have to do the more creative I get.
Months of nothing scheduled left me with nothing much...
I've always considered myself the solitary type. In most aspects I am, being around people can be exhausting to my psyche. Unusually it also stokes my creative fire...I've been mad to create but have little time and less resources {creative accoutrement still packed in boxes awaiting the end of renovations, still undone, and now even less time to them too...A terrible circle of circumstance...}
And so I've played all night with Picnik, when I have better things, more productive things, to do...
Illustration "Diana"
I could happily spend hours creating these little cameras...But I won't. There is lunch to pack, dishes to wash, papers to organize, math to study, WHMIS certification to do, floors to vacuum, a cat to cuddle, a great book to read...And that's the short list!

Do answer my question...
XO

CrowNology

4 comments:

kerin rose said...

it feels like an espresso shot of light that energizes me to a place of feeling like I could fly....when its not there, I feel tethered to the earth...and I hate that feeling...:) xo

siga said...

I hate that feeling... It's very strong when obligations strongly talking to me, while I'am creative. So even considering myself as a creative, trying to run away from the obligation to create. The freedom to choose is my friend. To practice or to relax... Maybe I can't be an artist, but I can live in an artistic way ;)

Andewyn Designs said...

"Sadly the more I have to do the more creative I get." I've been struggling with this...It's the most wonderful feeling to have the creative threads bursting at the seams to come out and be made into the vision that is glimpsed ...and a challenge to get them all down in some form that can be revisited when one has the time to explore the threads more fully.

I wouldn't trade it, though. The struggle is a catalyst, frustrating as it can be sometimes.

xoxo

Lizzy Derksen said...

It feels like a desire to stay up all night. It feels like reassurance - no more fear of stagnation. It feels like forgetting lists and making whatever is close at hand.