Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Possibilities, Limits & My Other Blog

"Although it feels the opposite, very often, when you are creatively blocked, it is from having too many and not too few ideas." - Julia Cameron

I realize I haven't posted anything here in awhile.  Oddly enough, it isn't because I have nothing to write about but because I haven't been able to decide between all the different things I want to write about.  Also, I have a lot of projects in the works but nothing is quite finished. 

This happens to me a lot.  For the most part, I try not to beat myself up about it and accept that it is just part of my process.  There are just some projects that have to evolve at their own organic pace and can't be rushed.  This is especially true with all the decorating projects I have going on here at The Cabbage.  I have learned the hard way the time and money you can waste when you try to force things instead of waiting for things to come together naturally.  So why not start another project, or two or five, in the meantime?

Of course, it always gets to the point where it all becomes too much and I need to sit myself down and give myself a good talking to.  I try to remind myself that there is a reason why a canvas has four edges and a studio has four walls and that's because creativity is as much about setting limits as it is about exploring possibilities. 

Okay, so maybe I'm still struggling with that fact a little bit.  Especially when you consider that now, in addition to my five Zazzle shops, four Facebook pages, three Twitter accounts and several other online activities, I have added a second blog.

I will still be posting on this blog in my usual sporadic fashion but I wanted a blog that was limited to quick, regular postings about the products in my Zazzle shops and the many promotional savings events that will be happening as we enter the Autumn and then Winter Holiday seasons.  I would love for you to check it out and follow it at http://victorialynnhallpromo.blogspot.com/

I hope to be back to posting here soon about a completed project but now I must go and clean out my craft closet, organize my bookshelves, frame some photos for a gallery wall, plan a few projects for my living room and sketch some ideas for holiday cards

Set limits?  Who has time to do that? ;)