Fall to Winter is the best time to start getting quiet an a time to start creating. I love this time of year! Snow, not so much, but it gives me the perfect excuse to stay in and drink hot chocolate. It’s the perfect time to write and paint.
This year was the first time that I actually got to know that my one aunt who is the baby is not a screw up. She is artistic. She got it from my grandmother. Instead of using it, she working at a loser job. I know it’s because her confidence isn’t where it should be. What a waste! She actually has a signature style. I can see it! She should be producing pieces of art and not wasting her time at a dead end job where she’s not appreciated!
Our society and some others don’t value artists as much as they should. Not everyone can create a piece that touches you so much that it makes you cry or is very up lifting. Same with writing. I’ve gotten away from some of my stories. I have at least nine pieces that are in various stages of development. I will be submitting some of them either this year or next. If they get excepted! Bonus, if not I’ll complete them for my own enjoyment. I do want to see them through to completion. This is my favorite time for just zoning out and letting the writing flow or the painting go where it will!
I love my characters in my writing, there anything but boring. They’re sassy and kick ass! They are very uncensored! A little like their creator. PC is so boring. The one thing that I know is that even in my dream time my house is very much on that plain of existence with me. It’s very much an extension of myself. I see new levels of myself with that house. Floors that have yet to be explored and rooms that have not been decorated or furnished.
If anything this time is great for exploring who you are or who you want to be? Maybe it’s changing the seasonal decorations? I finally had the entry hall painted for the first time this year. I’ve been in this house 15 yrs and I’m still taking steps to claim it as my own. I just called a friend to get feed back on why the entry way looks off. She helped me pin it down. I’m starting to transform the colors of this house from blah to bold and vibrant and passionate. It’s starting to echo the art in the house.
I’ve started to wander off topic, If your a passionate person, then embrace that about yourself and start to feed your creativity and explore where it leads you. Stop being a people pleaser! Be selfish, very, very selfish with what you want to create! If your want to re-invent yourself and take your career or personal life in another direction. Here is your opportunity, think of it as a life under construction. This is not a race, you get to take time to think about what you like and don’t and start to steer it in the direction that you like.
By Penny J
Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)