Friday, May 10, 2013
You Have to Start Somewhere
I'm glad I found that quote (as seen the photo) by Mr. Haskins this morning. It can mean different things to different people, depending on where you're at in your life, but for me, at this moment, I'm reminded that even the smallest of things can become grand, but they start out small. Even the least important aspects of our lives can have great meaning once we see the bigger picture... although that can sometimes take a long time to happen... but on their own they seem insignificant.
I'm struggling (again) with what I'm to be or where I'm going with my creative life. I thought I was back on track especially after I announced that this was the year for me... that I could just feel it. And then I stalled. I know in my heart I'll figure it out... but boy, is this road hard! Lack of self-confidence, thinking what in the world am I doing, wondering why I'm stuck when in the past I could start something new and it would just take off... it can really make you doubt everything you are doing. Self-doubt is not a fun thing.
But I'm going to keep going. Why? Because I find joy in my art, in making new jewelry pieces, in handwork, in cutting and folding paper love tokens for others to share their love... and somehow it will be all right. I keep reading over and over from different authors that if you do what you love and love what you do, you will be a success. Well, Success, here I come! :)
If you could give one piece of advice about following your dreams during a dry time, whether it's dry creatively, financially, emotionally, etc., what would it be?
I'm so glad you came by!
P.S. Here's my little temporary website with photos of past work and links to where my art can be purchased. I'm hoping to have a fully functional website designed and up and running later this summer. I've already found a wonderfully talented person to do it!
Posted by Lana Manis at 12:32 PM