Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Creativity and the Procrastinator

 

This is what I am working on doing more of

cre·a·tiv·i·ty

–noun 1.the state or quality of being creative.

2.the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts.

3.the process by which one utilizes creative ability: Extensive reading stimulated his creativity.

But this is what I have been doing:

pro·cras·ti·nate

1.to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.

2. to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.

 

I really need to take a moment and apologize about my terrible procrastination. Creativity is inn my blood and anytime my  procrastination gets in the way of my creativity I feel so out of place in the world….I think that there are other things that can feel that void and try to fill it with some other past time when if I just sit down and quit making excuse….I could and would be doing what I love. And just what is it I love…this is another issue that comes up when I am not following through with my creative yearnings. Sometimes I feel pressure…self induced pressure that I can only be creative in one area…say paper crafts. That limit that I put on myself makes me NOT want to do it…..my own stubbornness! I am my own worse enemy. (As most of us are)

I am here today to open up to all my creative ideas….what ever they may be…..I am going to take you on a journey to see into my would of what I love…..no expectations of what I think that others want, but instead a free and open look at what I love and my creative process.

This is a step. I have been make other steps in my life. Things I will share when the time is right. As you can tell from most of my other post I tend to keep my creative life and my personal life separate. I will be opening up more now and sharing more of me….I am releasing myself to not be so perfect.

This quote below comes from the site:

http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/procrastination.html

Procrastination and perfectionism often go hand in hand. Perfectionists tend to procrastinate because they expect so much of themselves, and they are scared about whether or not they can meet those high standards.

I can not tell you how true this is for me….and with this perfection comes the fear of judgment of others. Then why do I put myself out there for the world to see?? I have often wondered that myself…1. I think it is for the love of my art but 2nd….and probably most importantly acceptance from others.

I am so excited to empower myself with this freedom….to create….to share and hopeful inspire others to be all that they can be.

Now to share. First this is a fun cookbook I made for Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker using her new BLUEBERRY HILL paper line and how sweet it is.

Blueberry Hill Cookbook

Blueberry Hill Cookbook2

Blueberry Hill Cookbook3

and last this is my new toy. My husband bought it for me a few weeks ago. I **LOVE** it. I think it is one of the best things he has bought me in a long time. I love the freedom of riding it. It allows me to breathe deep and to take the time to enjoy the exhale. It has been good for my soul. 

my toy 2

Thank you for coming back and going with me on my creative journey.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love your projects!! Simply wonderful. I understand putting things off. Thank you for this post!