Friday, January 5, 2007
I recieve this very cool newsletter. Each week in the newsletter there is a creative challenge. This week's challenge was to choose one word to represent the goals you might have for the year. My word is 'create'.
I feel like this is something that I have been really working on lately. Not so much skill and talent, but dealing with the mental gymnastics I put myself through. See, I am a sucker for compliments. Love them, love them, love them. Sad, but true. So, a lot of what I create is about the reaction. The Wow! So, if there is no one to appease, no audience, no wow-sayers, then I tend to not create. And I am not sure I like that.
I used to avoid scrapbooking because of the lack of wow-effect. Finishing a scrapbook page, I would close the scrapbook, and put it on the shelf. Or, I would make a scrapbook page thinking all about the reaction that I would get from certain friends and fam. I don't think that that is all bad. But what I do think is bad is NOT creating because I can't identify the immediate audience.
So, my goal, is to create. Who will see these cookies? Me, my husband, my son (who thinks that plastic straws are beautiful) and you. But, I have no one coming over this weekend. No house warming I am attending (these would be perfect for that!). No one but 'the regulars' to show off to. So was this worthwhile?
I started this blog to help me with this whole thought process. To provide myself some sort of 'audience' to interact with, get ideas from, and share ideas with. So far, I am loving it. 3peas isn't heavy on the comments yet, or the readership, but that wasn't the point. I needed a motivator. Something to act as the immediate audience. And it's working. I have been extremely creative lately. Baking, card making, scrapbooking, and I have goals this month to work on the quilt I am making for my son.
So, this year, whether or not there is an audience, a reaction, a Wow, I'll create anyway!
Anyone want a cookie?
Posted by Dave at 11:46 AM