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Monday, February 25, 2013

Creating Daily

 
Five or six years ago I made a new year's resolution to 'Create (almost) Every Day'.  My goal was to create daily, but if I couldn't find the time daily, I would accept that and be happy when I could. 
 
Over those years, I have come to understand that my need to create is a big part of who I am.  I must do it just the same as I must brush my teeth or eat healthy food.  I can survive without it, but it is not good for me. Without it I feel out of balance, a great anxious feeling builds up within me. 
 
What I have discovered is that the creations don't have to be big, or perfect... although my liking them does help in my feeling of balance and happiness. 
 
Last week I purchased a tiny sketch book that I can easily take with me, and draw in.  It is a perfect place for some small creations that helps keep me balanced when I don't have the big bits of time in which to create. 
 
 

 
 



13 comments:

  1. Hey Kim, I know what you mean about the need to create daily........I always take a book and pencil with me wherever I go. It makes waiting around so much easier and more enjoyable.
    Your drawings are just beautiful....mini art works......

    Claire :}

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  2. Love your little book. Not only is it charming, but it will capture those small moments and ideas that might slip away. Lovely!

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  3. Hi Kim, what a great little sketch book and just the right size to take anywhere! Amazing art work!
    Have a great week!
    Diana

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  4. your blog screams that creating is a part of who you are. I think that your notebook is a perfect idea. I have a little journal by my bed that I keep to write down ideas for me to write about for my blog. happy creating kimmy xx ash

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  5. I'm just loving the circles. So mysterieux Kim. I just came across (while sorting some things) some gold coloured globes/circles in a 'sticker' format that my daughter popped into my Christmas stocking this year. They are all grouped together and meant to be attached in one set and they look like a 'spray' of circular gold bubbles or something. I can imagine in my head, one of your mysterious drawings with circles applied. Your work is so unique. Love this size. I'm looking forward to seeing more like this. *cheers* Norma, x

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  6. Your little journal is so cute! Creating is like breathing.....if I stop I suffocate.

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  7. This is such a great little book already...I love the way you draw. Now why am I not surprised to find leaves in your drawings? :)

    Second from the last has my heart in this group of sketches.

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  8. "I can survive without it, but it is not good for me." - that´s it. You´re talking right out of my heart.
    The tiny book is very nice, so nice the drawings, it´s important to do it at least a daily stroke or line.
    Thank you for your kind words at my last post!
    x Stefanie

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  9. Me too Kim, I think you know how crazy I've been feeling lately without being able to create (unless you count painting walls and furniture as creating which doesn't do it for me) and I think your tiny sketch book is wonderful, for me it's all about getting paint on my hands and I'm not one much for sketching but I know you are and all your mini sketches are a true delight to see.

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  10. You create such beautiful things. That is why this is one of my favourite blogs to visit.

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  11. Each sketch here is so filled with personality. Inspiring and thoughtful too.
    roxanne

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  12. This is a lovely post. To be creative every day is not an easy thing, but this beautiful little sketchbook makes me determined to try harder.

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  13. LOVE those sweet little sketches!

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