I was suppose to do this yesterday. Oh well.
Looking back, February wasn't as bad as I had thought it had been. To keep track of my creative output, I write down, each day, what I do. Needle felting, writing, taking care of my budding business, etc.
I was creative 28 out of the 28 days of February. A first ever. 17 days on the business, 13 for needle felting, 16 times for the blog, 14 days of writing and 6 days of minis. There are others but just to give you an idea. I feel great because of these numbers. I knew I was busy in a creative way and that things were getting done, I just didn't know how much until my final count. It feels real good.
It's showing me that I can do it. Come up with ideas, work them through, and finish in a certain amount of time. Now, in the words of Emeril, I have to 'kick it up a notch'. Focus a little bit more while keeping Bad Wendy at bay. Yep, there's a Bad and Good Wendy hanging around. I should make them.
Bad Wendy is the procrastinator, the fear monger, the mistress of doom and gloom. Good Wendy is the doer, the encourager, the one who is kind and tells me I rock, to think things through when the going gets tough, she's my cheer leading section. It's great when she sends Bad Wendy flying across the table.
They are always with me. Bad Wendy sulks and waits for something to go wrong so she can instigate and make things worse. Good Wendy shows up before I work myself into a tizzy of non-productivity.
Why am I telling you this? Because for me it's good to put a face and name to my feelings. Is something not working out or am I having a bad day? If so, what do I need to do to get back on track. Being an artist/writer is lonely business. It's okay to be afraid, as long as you don't let it be in control. It's always nice to have something, someone in your corner, to say you're okay. Things will be all right.
I've turned the page on my calendar. A brand new month. Look at all those beautiful, open, and inviting squares. Ready and waiting for me to create things magical.
I hope to make you laugh, smile, intrigue you, make you go 'huh?' this month. Let's get started.
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