Several versions of this question have been rattling around in my head since my business partner Lisa gave a presentation to the San Antonio Glass Art Guild on a similar issue a couple of weeks ago. How do we motivate ourselves? What’s the difference between people who long to make a creative life and those who actually do? How on earth do some people make dozens of gorgeous components or pieces in a weekend while others of us spend the same amount of time with the jewelry equivalent of a writer’s blank page? How is it that some makers manage to become unique and recognizable artists while others struggle to find the “it” that speaks to and about them?
|Beautiful ceramic components by Karen Totten|
|Rebecca Payne’s leather feathers – yum!|
|Gorgeous ceramic components in progress by Diana Ptaszynski|
I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do
that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.– Pearl S. Buck
You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be.
Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive. Make stuff
to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about
yourself.– Frederic Terral