Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Trust the Process

i don't know about you, but i find myself in this constant battle with myself. so many ideas floating around in my head and being so overwhelmed that i don't know what to do first. lately i've been very involved in my pottery, which has been great (for my pottery) but there's an emptiness inside me. a sadness i suppose, longing to get back to my canvas and paints. today, my sis asked me if i'd paint her a dragon. of course i said yes even though dragons really aren't my thing, but i broke out the paper and paint anyways. i haven't finished it yet. the painting part is done, but i can't seem to find the black sharpie i want to use, so there it sits. unfinished. and i have two blank canvases sitting on the easel constantly yelling out my name when i'm in the studio. oh, i hear them. but why can't i just drop what i'm doing and answer their call? everyday i say, "I'm going to paint today!" and then, i don't. i guess part of me is trying to find my niche and the other part of me is saying who gives a flying BLEEP? who needs a niche? just create! paint! throw! sculpt! take a picture! create!!! this is where Trust the Process comes in. a dear friend lent me this book by Shaun McNiff. i started reading it the other day and i like it, but for those of you that know me, it takes me f o r e v e r to finish a book. we're talking years and sometimes never. but i WILL finish this one. it's good therapy for me... is wednesday already? you know what that means don't you? two more days to enter the blog giveaway! post your comment on monday's post for your chance to win a handmade r e d poPPies bowl and plate made by yours truly!


Charla Marion Pavlik said...

OMG< we are so much alike, I get teased about buying books and never finishing them. I am all over the place, wanting to do this and that, etc.....thank you for helping me see that I am not alone....charla

Shari said...

Haha, me too! And I'm not surprised to see you, Charla! I have been doing the same thing lately...promising myself that I will paint and then at the end of the day wondering, why not? why do I keep putting everything ahead of that?

Marcie said...

Oh wow..this is all sounding too familiar! I think I need to get this book..even if I never finish what I begin!!!

Carrie Schmitt said...

i so want this book--love the title. i can totally relate to everything you just wrote! how comforting:)

cypress sun said...

i'm the same way with books - unless they are children's books.

it seems like this one could easily become one of those 'open at will' books though.

sounds like you need a day just to paint?

Jacqueline said...

Dearest samos, your creations are truely gorgeous and so inspiring! Just like you, i've been feeling a little overwhelmed with so much as they say food on my plate. Along the way, i keep reminding myself to trust the proces. I believe things will eventually come together for all of us. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!


Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

I can totally relate Stephanie. Looks like a cool book. Keep on creating. :)

ps: Thanks for following my blog!