Thursday, January 1, 2009

The journey's beginning


A pheasant has been visiting the bird feeding area in the back yard lately.

I have always loved to create. And I have always been certain that anything I create is not good enough. So, for a long time, my creativity lay dormant or found its way into channels that I did not judge so severely.
Last year, I found myself at a point where I could no longer put the desire to create on the shelf “for later”. What if later never arrives? I believe that we all have messages to share through our creativity. I was beginning to worry that I might never share my messages. My inner critic has always been my greatest obstacle. I suppose everyone has one. Mine is very selfconfident, unlike myself, and very harsh in the criticism of everything I do. I have decided to ignore him as well as I can (which he doesn’t approve of, as you can imagine) and to just go ahead and try.
These last 9 months have been an adventure. I have discovered a whole new world! So many creative people are out there …
I started making jewellery; which is an old passion of mine. I have also reactivated my painting and started with new approaches, such as collage. Allowing myself to be inspired by the artists I have encountered in the numerous books that have found their way into my life, learning new techniques and just creating for the fun of it. I am learning and learning.

6 comments:

sherry smyth said...

Wishing you a very blessed new year as you embark on new endeavours and journeys...and putting that inner critic to bed -- for once and all!!! xo

Barry said...

Congratulations on putting that inner critic in his place!

Talent only grows by doing and its great to see you on the path.

Barry said...

Stregata, if you once lived in Guildwood you might be interested in another blog of mine about the West Hill area.

I've just put up a video about the recent fire at the Guild Inn Christmas morning.

you'll find it at http://westhillnews.blogspot.com

R2K said...

: )

Dave King said...

Welcome to the blogosphere! An encouraging start. I have taken the liberty of signing up as one of your many (I am sure!) followers.

pearlswirl said...

Glad to see you've joined the blogosphere. Blogger gives you so many new ways to reach more people and become part of a huge and wonderful community!