I have been working (struggling at best) on many projects this week. Multitasking has not really been my friend, nor has the computer, printer, or any other of the electronics in my world. I feel like I have been climbing mountains only to find out that when I reached the top… that it was the wrong mountain.
Many people have commented on how wonderful it must be for me to always be able to create whenever I want to…. I think they may have a glamorized view point of my life… or of my creative process.
I sometimes sit there waiting (patiently and then, well… not very patient at all) for my muse to show up. I fear that it has forgotten the way home or that with it being the free spirited muse it has gone home with someone else…. Leaving me sitting looking at the blank canvas… or even worst, a canvas with something on it, asking the question,” What are you?” and waiting for it to say something…anything. All that is heard is the silence between the inhale and exhale of my breath.
I recently finished reading, Eat-Pray-Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, a book I highly recommend to everyone. There is a link ( in orange below) to a TEDtalk that Elizabeth speaks about Creativity. The running time is a bit long (18 minutes or so) but it is very much worth the time. If you have a chance, I think you will find it very interesting…and maybe comforting.
Elizabeth Gilbert: A new way to think about creativity
…and for the record, let it be known that I did show up, whether or not my muse was there or not, I was there waiting!
So, if you happen to see me on a mountain top… wave back to me, please.