Friday, June 7, 2013
To Have & To Hold & To Protect
I tell my graduating students that,
even if they don't make a career of art,
they must hold onto their studio time and protect that time
both to alleviate work/life stress
and to stand against naysayers who might proclaim them selfish
or doing something that seems "unimportant" to folk who would rather have their attention.
People will attempt to make you feel as if you're doing something wrong by being alone to create. "She should be cleaning her house/cooking for her family/helping Aunt Posie instead of playing around with that stuff...! "
There are other ways of bringing beauty into the world. And creating also meets a need in you that helps you be happy/contented while you're doing the other stuff, which includes not being crabby while you're taking care of Aunt Posie because you know you're valuable and beautiful, even if she's complaining about the food you just prepared for her.
So, make time for your creations. And smile to your-beautiful-self while you're doing other things.
Now, go make me some art...
Love & Laughter,