Friday, April 27, 2012
No self-judgements, no tearing myself down if I don't like it. In fact, no 'i like it' or 'i don't like it' comments to myself. Just putting something down, trying to come to an open creative space.
I never do this, I always have a purpose or a conclusion that I must get to. But, these days, my head is in so many places, trying to keep up with so many thoughts and feelings, I'd like to just plain enjoy using my hands, dipping into old paper and cutting up old photos, using materials I might not otherwise use.
I read somewhere that if you do something like this, work for yourself, imagery of your own personal use, you shouldn't necessarily show it to the public because this is where judgement comes in. Other people comment on what you've done and then that sinks in.
But I'm interested in that part of it, too. I'm interested in the challenge of keeping others thoughts at bay while I reach for my own goals and realize that we're not necessarily in this together, but alone in our work and our needs, wants, reaches. I'm happy to share in the idea that we're all working towards something, but it actually feels stronger to think that we're each doing it the way we know how. You are your own being, you must do/make/believe in the way that works for your own sanity. Especially when it comes to something you're doing just for fun. Gotta remember what 'just for fun' means and where it can take you.
(and then I get to tap into the fact that I've got some amazing friends who know me inside out and send me links to things on topic, mind you, on the very same day: listen, laugh and learn. it's the practice we take on)