Resistance is more than the brave people who worked during WWII to defeat the Nazis. I’m talking about resistance, the Nazi within. We all have it, and I think creative people have many close encounters with the beast, probably once a day or so. As an artist, I walk into the studio every day with … Continue reading Resistance–we all feel it
Hello gorgeous, Resistance sucks donkey balls! (I got that expression from a friend in NZ haha.) Have you noticed how you don’t feel any resistance when you go out partying or watching TV shows? But as soon as you decide to do something that you really WANT to do, something worthwhile, resistance sets in. You … Continue reading Resistance sucks donkey balls!
Fear is not your friend unless it warns you to get off the railroad tracks as the train is coming. There are so many levels of fear, and the most insidious one is the fear that stops us from fulfilling our calling (to be artists or other forms of expression.) I was talking to a … Continue reading fear is not your friend
The struggle is real when it comes to creating something out of nothing. I have yet to meet an artist for whom the art flows freely all the time. Every encounter with the canvas is a challenge, but some days are better than others! Thank God for that. I find that crafts are so much … Continue reading The struggle is real
What is holding you back? Fear? Excuses? They are all one and the same, and it sums up to fear. When it comes to creating any kind of art, fear is a constant companion, usually in the shape of resistance. I wrote a post about resistance and it’s worth a read if you’re not getting … Continue reading What is holding you back?
Passion is, of course, important in anything that you do on a regular basis. I find it can be cultivated. In my art practice, my passion has grown over time. At first, I felt an urge to create, a feeling deep inside that insisted on being acknowledged. I’ve had that urge all my life. Things … Continue reading Passion and Perseverance