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12/27/2005
Creativity?

I woke up this morning with an old familiar itch. It's the one that used to lead me to start a new quilt project, get out the janting and do some batik, pull together some ideas and start an embroidery or even start making pots again. It's that need to create something - part of it is a need to 'be in the moment'. That one I know is a symptom of spending too much time up in my head, so it's about grounding myself. You can't think about anything else when you are throwing a pot or cutting into a new piece of fabric.

When we had access to JellyOS I used to scratch that itch on line by creating 'jelly quilts' but now all the creativity seems to have gone from the degree.
I don't have enough skill to get that sort of satisfaction from using something like Photoshop - what I produce just looks really bad. Anyway part of this feeling is to produce something quite tangible, not something virtual.
I'm going to try to ignore this feeling, just sit with it till it passes. Try to focus on what needs to be done rather than what I feel like doing. Hard though.


Posted at 2:09:07 pm by lmhartley

 

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