Thursday, 25 June 2009

Hooray For Lightbulb Moments!

I've got this little book that I call my journal. When I first had it I wrote on the front cover and the spine 'Journal'.
I've got an A4 sketchbook that I call my ideas book. When I first bought it I wrote 'Ideas' on the front and the spine.
Today started as a day when I felt the need to break free from the prescibed work I've been doing recently and to feel as though I'm being properly creative, so I opened my 'Journal' and filled a few pages unconsciously. It wasn't enough however, I still felt a bit stuck, then all of a sudden I had a what they call a lightbulb moment...hooray for lightbulb moments, they don't come very often, well not for me anyway! I did the very simple act of painting over the titles I'd made! Yay I'm free! I'm free! Now I feel ready to use whichever sketchbook I feel like without my silly self imposed rules! Being creative shouldn't be contained by restrictions and I recognised the books only being allowed to be used for certain things were preventing me from moving forward. It might not make sense to you, but it is important to listen to that intuitive voice inside you at times like this. :o)

5 comments:

kathy hare said...

YAY!! for breaking free! :) x

Lisa said...

hehe congrats!

Jessie said...

Thanks - just gotta keep it up now!

The Fairy Shoemaker said...

There must be a lightbulb travelling between bloggers...... I know just what you mean, Ive only just read this too! Hope youve set your creative streak free! Ren x

ruthie said...

i know exactly what you mean jessie, i too had a inspiration book, a arty journal, a arty reference book, and i was getting myself into a right pickle deciding which one to use for what. i think i need to free up too! great idea thanks x x