We had an enjoyable dinner with some new friends last night and the bulk of our conversation centered around our individual struggles with creative expression. All four of us are self-employed successfully working our cerebral professions – and feeling happy that we have them – yet we each have a form of art that we are longing to create. We each are practicing the art, more or less, yet still there is this deep longing and a confusion of time & money management that hangs over our heads. Ultimately D said it best, that creative expression is not fully realized until it is shared.
In that spirit, let me share a link on this topic. It arrived in my in-box this AM and I think it is one of the most profound articles on the creative process that I have read, describing the artistic need to create and how to balance it against a culture that tells us we need to monetize everything. From Garlingo.com “On money, fear, and the artist”– for you D – enjoy!
Sharing my art work above: painted, printed, stitched and stretched cotton. SOLD in private collection. Jane Balshaw