‘The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.’
I went through the nearly overwhelming process of changing the theme of my blog again today. (I go through this about every few months.) So far I’m quite fond of the changes, and hope this time I will keep it around for awhile! It takes me hours to do this, I will change everything, take one look at it – and say – nope, that’s not quite what I want. I’m really particular about how my blog looks. I want it to be user friendly, as well as appealing to the eye. I’ve tried to go for simple blog themes, and then I find I miss the activity. Simple doesn’t fit with my personality. I may be generally quiet, and on the shy side, however, I have an explosive amount of activity going on in this head of mine at all times, so a happy medium between busy and simple seems to be the best reflection of inner me.
Did you notice the quote above? I really like it, along with the quote I added to my homepage (see below) I think they are very fitting for a blog about living the creative life.
‘Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.’
My main goal today was to get homework done so I could relax. It’s been a stressful week, and yet I cannot stop myself from wanting to find something to blog about even if it is on the mundane side. Today as I write, I think about all the creative outlets I’ll have back in my life when I get into my apartment. I’ll have the space to paint (on canvas), to decorate, to draw, and to just plain find inspiration in the new! I miss painting so much, but it is a very expensive hobby to have, and right now I have to prioritize things and my hobby is taking a bit of a backburner while I get schoolwork done.
I know you may have seen these before on my site, but I thought I’d re-share my favorite paintings with you.