A Wonderful Mess
A Wonderful Mess. That’s really the song of my life. Sometimes a struggle, sometimes easy peasy, but always a bit of a mess. I don’t honestly consider myself an ‘artist’. I’ve never spent enough time doing any one thing to get really good at it. I have dabbled, in many things, and sometimes get slightly ok at one or two. Never really becoming proficient at anything. That’s ok though. The fun of being a creative person is the waves of ideas, inspiration, and ‘omg’ moments that one goes through on a daily if not moment by moment basis! This can be both exhilarating and frustrating at times, but I just see it as part of having a creative brain.
I mentioned that I ‘dabble’ in many things. Currently, my obsession is crochet. I must say, this is probably the longest running obsession I’ve had any given time. So far I’ve been crocheting for about a year, and have even *gasp* completed a few items! That is honestly a great achievement for me. I am the queen of beginning projects, and just as quickly abandoning them or growing bored or frustrated with them. I am really bad at making time for my creative passions (something I’m hoping to change by the keeping of this blog). So back to crochet. I was skeptical when I began ‘dabbling’ in it, but I feel like I’ve picked up in a fairly timely manner. So far I’ve made a few scarves, dishcloths, scrubby pads for the shower, coasters, a baby blanket, and I’m about a third of the way into a full-size blanket. Not too shabby I’d say.
Some of my other creative passions are jewelry making, scrapbooking and card making, digital scrapbooking, art journaling, book making, sewing clothes for Pullip dolls, writing poetry, and sewing plushies. I go through bouts of being completely dedicated to any of those particular hobbies, then just as quickly give them up. It sucks, but that’s just how my brain works.
I created this blog, as a way to focus my creative energy into something. Dedicating my brain to posting in this blog, should, in theory, also motivate me to create more (otherwise what the heck am I going to post about?). So, for better or for worse, this is the beginning of a journey I have attempted at least 3 or 4 times in the past. Yes, even blogging has been a passion I’ve been deeply into, then deeply out of.
So, come on a journey with me! On those days when you hit a creative block, maybe I’ll have something to spark it back up! Or, maybe if I’m having a block, someone out there can give me a little creative boost! Either way, this is a way to connect with other creatives, and get some of those creative juices in my head not just swirling, but also materializing into actual finished projects.
Thanks for reading, and see you next time!