no time for writing.
too many projects on my plate and a nasty cold have filled up my hours (the two don’t mix very well).
a quote will have to do for now.
let’s see, what’s on my desk?
today I feel I could use some Brenda Ueland, for the little pangs of crankiness that bite at my heels, (I wrote heals by mistake, hmmn.) I type quickly, balls of used kleenex sit waiting next to the computer screen. the rain falls steadily outside and I think of the many exciting things that are happening in my world currently. sometimes I need to physically stop and really allow myself to feel good about things I’ve accomplished, lest it all slips by unacknowledged.
“If they tell you it is bad and you still think in your soul that what you wrote is good, -if you find that you still believe what you wrote and feel it and it is true to you, then you must stand by it. And it might help to think of Beethoven who was stone deaf, and people said he made all those discords in his music because he could not hear correctly. But Beethoven knew that he intended those discords. He stood by them against the whole world. But you can see that this could not have been easy.”
a little nina simone always helps too.
addendum: I am considering taking the comments down from this site. There are many reasons for this, namely I feel that I am spending more energy than I would like reading, and responding to them. I am somewhat torn about this as I enjoy and value the feedback, and the forum-like atmosphere. Discussion is a wonderful thing. But I’m sure you can imagine that as an artist it can be difficult to have EVERYTHING you write or draw being ‘reviewed’ by hundreds of people. I know that this is in part the nature of putting work out into the world but blogging just makes it easier and more accessable for all.
I have thought that I can choose to not read them at times, but I am not very good at this, (curious I am by nature, trying not to read them only makes me want to read them more.) So I put it out there, what are your thoughts on this? Do comments really add to a site? Do you still read sites that are comment free and enjoy them?