Nor adhere to a strick ‘studio only’ schedule.
Or put brush to bord or pencil to paper or torch to wax at appointed, regulated hours….
So glad I got that off my chest.
I feel like I’ve just been to confession and I am awaiting absolution…..
Now don’t get me wrong.
Judge me you will, I know it’s simply unavoidable;
I feel no less productive.
<Whatever that is to feel like….>
than (oh that devilish word of comparison-‘than’!)
Because there is so much chatter on
‘stick to a routine’
‘go to the studio everyday’
even the popularity of the ‘painting a day’ craze
or the ‘write for 15 minutes every day’ practice
and even the viable and real-yet-still-restricting
‘10,000 hours’ diet
I fear we’ve-
artists, creators, makers-
closed in and tightened up
by the restrictions of rules
these prescriptions for ‘how it needs to be done’.
Creativity is elusive and alluring. Tangible and tantalizing.
It doesn’t come on a schedule, by a prescription or following metrics….
These are only suggestions put out there by well-meaning (one can hope so!) individuals who have found these
notions to work for them.
They’ve reached their ‘successful’ bar by way of these metrics.
Have you noticed though
you don’t look like them?
I paint 10 a day (10 is random, get it?! Not a prescription only a suggestion as the line needs a number and 10 looks pretty)
pet the cat…..
For days on end.
Then I begin again
Should the notion strike.
And it always does.
In its own due time and place.
Because that’s what is in me.
what comes out.
If I let it.
And I let it.
(And did you know my name is Patricia? A P thing….)
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