I hear a song, I watch a video, I see a piece of art, I read, I am inspired...yet I don't know how to deal with it.
I want to explore all areas of artistic creativity. I want to shine through my creativity yet there is something blocking me from actually putting this creative energy to use.
What do you do with your creative energy? Where does inspiration take you? What inspires you?
I am currently drinking an amazing iced latte. In Bali. This is inspirational to me. I am on a beautiful island in the culturally rich city of Ubud drinking a drink that I didn't know could be so delicious. With my creative energy right now, I chose to write this post in hopes that it would (or rather will) lead to further accounts of using my creative energy.
Its sort of like a puppy who has way too much pent-up energy with no outlet, no means of releasing it. So the puppy takes chews up your favorite pair of shoes, maybe your vintage leather couch, or your $200 purse. But if you take that puppy out, run around with him, play with him, he will release that energy in a constructive manner with no harm done.
This is what I feel my energy is. It needs to be released in some constructive manner. My fault arises when I find myself constantly seeking that 'constructive outlet'...
Sometimes I write, sometimes I draw, sometimes I exercise. But I find myself trying to do these things perfectly (as if there is a perfect) rather than simply doing them to the best of my abilities. For instance, I picture in my mind a beautiful drawing, but the moment my pencil touches the paper, I become disappointed because my fingers cannot draw what my mind imagines. I feel disappointed in myself for not being able to keep my artistic skill up to par with my minds eye.
Every so often I envision a really nice piece of jewelry and I open up my kit, put on some music and get to making it. I spend hours trying to make the physical rendition of my minds creation. Sometimes it ends up being pretty great, however about 70% of the time, I get angry and impatient with the results and just feel like my time was wasted with no end result.
Do you experience anything like this? What do you do about it? How do you use your time and creative energy efficiently?