|Finishing my socks|
I realize that I haven't been knitting or weaving recently! I recently picked up a pair of socks that I started over six months ago and they still aren't finished. That makes me sad. They are full of lace and cables and beautiful, I want to get them finished. Living a life in balance is hard. The demands of life with family needs, spousal attention, work and life commitments all take us away from our artistic journey. I want to do these things, but I also want to be a creative individual.
I know for me I always feel better when I can have creative time in each day. I purposely get up early each morning, to have some type of creative time for myself. The emails, blogs and facebook have begun to take more and more of my time. I find that the fiber arts and painting gets put to the side. I am not sure how to fix that. I know all artists struggle with this. I am not a full time artist and it is not my financial support for life, therefore I don't give it as much importance or validation.
I have made a commitment to myself this week, to watch less mindless television, to stay away from my social networking "facebook" and concentrate on more creative time with myself. Can I do it??? I surely hope so. I don't feel good when I am not allowing my creative spirit to soar! It has only been a day and the urge to cut the television on is strong. Hmmmmm something is out of balance here!
I look forward to coming back to myself and my art. I need that. Everything in my life is pretty wonderful, so this little area of concern can be fixed. Living a life in balance is a very hard thing to do, but it can be done.
I went to the art store yesterday, I am fortunate to have a Jerry's Artarama just FIVE MINUTES from my house, how cool is that! I bought myself some artistic treats. I was looking for a nice set of watercolor pencils and found them. I was stirred up with excitement as I carried my little bag out of the store and I look forward to quiet time and experimenting with them.
I am trying to finish my socks before fall and they will be a pair of hand knit socks just for me. They will remind me of over coming procrastination and getting things accomplished. My desire is to live my life more creatively and I am giving myself permission to do so!