Friday, August 6, 2010

nurturing creative positivity

image For the past few weeks I’ve been in a bit of a creative lull. Not surprising really, every high is followed by a low.

I’m not worried, because I can feel the energy building up again…

In the meantime I’ve been thinking a lot about how things seem to cycle in life. All around me on the web I either notice people amping up or gearing down creatively (you know, on those millions of blogs that I read).

At the same time, a few of my creative peoples around me are going through periods of doubt, blockage, or quietness and I’m struck by how I’ve suddenly taken on the role of pep talker.
Art market, Varadero, Cuba  

Given the fact that I’ve spent the last year really trying to work on showing enthusiasm, trusting myself and others enough to put that out there, it’s an interesting shift for me to feel like I’m in this place of supporting others and reminding them to have faith in themselves. It’s a good thing. But a surprising thing. And I’m a little awed by the fact that what I’ve put out there in some ways has come back in such positive ways.

Oh don’t get me wrong, things are perfect over here in my world. But they are good and I’m really aware of how much cultivating creativity and nurturing a positive attitude has played into me being able to appreciate what is good and being able to give others more encouragement and support in their own endeavours. And I’m really excited to see the various ways and places they are going.

To my creative ladies: have faith, because I do…. Enjoy the process, the ride, the adventure of it all.

Oh,  the places you will go!

2 comments:

  1. I go through highs and lows almost daily. And after years of stressing about it I'm finally okay with it. It's just something you have to accept as an artist. And being positive and not stressing when you're at a low is so important.
    I love to encourage others creativity and motivation even when I'm low and not feeling it at all.
    It's a good place to be :)

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  2. It is a good place to be, but even better, is being able to notice it and appreciate it, which hasn't always been something I've been good at doing!

    But I totally agree, not stressing about the lows is sooo important.

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