Reference? or Recreation?

My family tells me that I’m a hard person to buy gifts for, because: 1) I like to do so many things, and 2) I end up ordering the book or getting supplies as needed when I need them, or 3) by the time a gift giving occasion has come along, I’ve moved along to a new idea or project.

I don’t MEAN to make things difficult. Really.

It’s just that one idea will give momentum to try this or that, and that leads here, and then I’m off to do something over there. Right after that. Oh wait, look over…yonder. That looks like fun, too.

Since it’s now the beginning of a New Year, a lot of people are making resolutions. My main problem with making a list of Things I Plan to Accomplish is that I know in my Heart Of Hearts that I’m gonna lose that list somewhere in my stash of art supplies or loose leaf notebook paper. Then I’ll feel bad about that and it makes my creative impulses slow down.

Not this time.

Because I’ve decided to focus on doing Creative Things EVERY DAY and leave myself a reminder of what I’ve done. Starting with these few books I bought for myself after receiving lovely gift cards from family members.

AND you can call it Research. Or you can call it Recreation.

But I’m getting a lot of new ideas for writing AND making art.

Really.

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  1. Nancy Craddock

    I love your resolution to do something creative everyday! I might adopt it as my own!

    • Nancy, I have started to keep a notebook with a package of loose leaf notebook paper close at hand. When one of those elusive ideas comes by, I’ll write the idea on the top of a paper. If a lot of them come together, I’ll write a different idea on each page. Later on, those are used as starters or maybe I can craft them together into a larger whole something. 🙂

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