Creative for a Month Day 30---CreativityToday is one of my last days for the Creative for a Month Project. I started on August 15th, and during this time, learned a lot about creativity and myself, but the best results from it were that I started to share my work with others (and through your comments become more confident), and even more importantly, came to derive much comfort from being creative, as opposed to the nasty "shadow comforts" (like eating, drinking, wasting time, etc.). I now enjoy something creative every day, and enjoy it immensely!
Here are my last two collages.
The first is called "Do Do Do":
It is a compilation of ripped up old "To Do" lists with image transfers (I think that's what they're called) of my own facial distortions covered over multiple times with Mod Podge. I like it because it exemplifies the frustration of always doing (as opposed to "just being" and enjoying life). I like how the lists show through the transfers. I feel this way less often now, but it still is a familiar state I return to again and again, one that I must actively work spiritually to draw, even woo myself out of.
The other is called "Can I Save Him?":
It is a collage about LoveHubbie. I suppose this is my stance in our relationship, not in the sense that I believe that I truly can save him from anything at all, but more about my efforts to try to save his essence, to encourage his being who he truly is, and to help him experience joy. Since his heart attack just over a year ago, other physical challenges, some very difficult problems with his adult children, and some straining business and personal situations, I see less of "him" than I'm used to seeing. I don't want to lose him, and find myself working hard to keep his spirits up.
So, thank you, Karen, Elizabeth, Leah, Jessie, and Sherie, and everyone else who encouraged me this month, for helping to teach me the importance and sacredness of creativity!