Thanks to an insightful York Region Arts Council Artrepreneur session (*hugs* Samantha) with the wonderful @jted – my brain has been stewing over many questions about myself. My creative ignition is a work in progress. Giving myself time to reprocess and digest until the perfect words come. Here’s a sample of one exercise that has undergone several edits:
I am an inherently caring, sincerely authentic, and obsessively innovative.
(after conversing with my husband)
I am a compassionate, dreamer, and obsessive.
I am an obsessive compassionate dreamer.
(after waking up)
I am a compulsive compassionate dreamer.
His anecdote about his wife truly resonated with me as I am undergoing that exact stage of change. Leaving behind the mommy bubble and re-entering the world of creatives – I find myself fascinated, apprehensive, insecure and excited.
The main “do” that I had to conquer after last night was to “reconnect” my past and present values; the divergent parts of myself (mother, artist, designer, writer) and assemble them into something coherent – me. I got home and tried to face everything that I procrastinated about – emailing an organization I was too shy to contact regarding permissions, begin to update my designs for happiness portfolio, etc. I even read some of my old tweets and insights. Its amazing how if you are truly authentic – your values never really deviate no matter what stage of life you are in and that your true purpose/mission may be revised and reworded but your essence stays the same.
Creativity is stimulated by the absence of things & forces the mind to imagine the situation desired instead of having objects dictate it so
— Elaine Joy Roach (@dsign4happiness) October 10, 2009
Just a sincere thanks to @jted, I’ve now given myself the freedom to reconnect the two sides of myself and awakened an even stronger #creativeignition.
Be inspired everyday – look, read, listen, watch and grow.
(Ok now to read the technical stuff and relearn how to do some of the stuff I’ve put on hold for so long.)