Sometimes I look at the success of other people and it makes me feel bad for not putting forth more effort in my own endeavors. I try not to compare myself to others, because I know that their situation and my situation are different. However, sometimes seeing the success of others is a good kick in the rear for me. I think these past few months I have been in a creative funk and perhaps making excuses as to why this or that cannot be completed. Physically I do have materials to make things work, mentally and emotionally I have not felt compelled to create. This only makes my shop and my creative side suffer. Some say that art is suffering, but when I am not making art it is just plain silliness. My trip to California this past weekend was an inspiring one. Seeing one of my favorite artists, Tim Burton’s, work up close and having that gratifying moment of seeing him as a human really was incredible. Being able to be close enough to see every stitch and brush stroke on Colleen Atwood’s costumes was amazing as well. The cape that she made for Sleepy Hollow was breathtaking. I literally stood looking at it in awe for at least 10 minutes. Truly amazing.
It made me realize that I have a lot of potential, a lot of opportunities for me to prove myself as an artist, to create all of the crazy thoughts, beautiful dreams, horrible creations that pop into my head.
The thing of it is, that when I’m creating, I am happy too. It is time to stop making excuses and to start making something!
I hope you all are having inspirational weeks. Thanks to those of you who still read my blog despite my lack of input in it at times.