Thursday, December 4, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 4 December 2014

Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.   [Meg Cabot]

A neighbour came by wanting to look at my art. It was nice, hearing her positive comments. I enJOYed that. And yet, I realised once again that I don’t make art or write for the responses or reactions, I DO them BEcause it feels like any other way of BEing Me would simply NOT work.

She also BEcame very “animated” about how my art MUST get out into the World. A “legacy” was one word she used. She has said this to me twice Now, and another friend has voiced similar thoughts.

I am NOT about writing to BE published or making art to have it in galleries or to sell it in shows. That’s all “work” for me. I am happy enough writing this and making a piece of digital art and sharing it with whoever reads or sees it.

I am writing a story about this Time in my Life. I want it to BE something I would like to read. And if you were interested, I’d hope you’d like to read it, too.

That’s enough for me.

I love you, Currie


Rita said...

I'm the same way! I write or create crafts or art projects just for myself. Not that I haven't sold some here and there...and been published a tiny bit...but I do it just for me. More of an inner drive, you know? If you have to do it for outer reasons/other people it becomes work. Doesn't come from the same place. But "after the fact" art pieces are already completed. You could sell some of those if somebody was interested and you felt like parting with them. :)

Carol said...

I'm much the same way. It is an integral part of my being to be creative. Without it I am not complete! I create what pleases me or challenges me. Why I absolutely hate commission work and usually refuse to do it. Only if it is something I could live with is when I do it and rarely then :) I would love to read your story. I save your art and go back and enjoy it often and once in a while use it on my bog since you were so generous to give me permission. Sending you Strength and Love and a GREAT BIG HUG!!!