Saturday, December 19, 2009

When to do my art

Dear friends,
With my rapid cycling mood disorder my creative days were when I was up and zippy. Now my moods aren't swinging like they did and for the past few months I haven't had my painting and art time. I will need to look at other ideas of when to do it. I will need to do it when I am not necessarily in the mood but that it would be good to do some of my artist journals. Yesterday at my brothers I did a lot of sewing of knitted squares for my rug. I often do my writing so that is a blessing. I need to do a little step with my artist journals as I pass by my art desk. I am working on them today.
lots of love from susan in australia


Wendy said...

Hi Susan,

I'm always so amazed at how introspective you are and how able you are to understand your emotions. Yes, it does get so hard to feel creative when in a downswing :( I love your idea of finding different times and/or ways to do it - the art journal sounds great. I've kinda found the 15 minute thing to be helpful when I'm feeling disconnected to my creativity. It seems like a sort of compromise - my heart may not be in it but being creative anyway just might help ease the blahs. Keep us posted!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Susan~
This is Judi from the WAJ2 journal group. I wished that I could have emailed you, but didn't know how to do so. We seem to have a lot in common, and I wanted to ask about your "mental illness". I have put this journal site into my Favs, so I hope you will continue with it here. Looking forward to knowing you better, both here and in the Group. My email is: