It isn’t like me. I’ve found myself discarding ideas for my Make Something Every Week project because they didn’t come to fruition quickly.
Yet normally I’m very patient.
If you’ve been following my social media streams recently, you’d be forgiven for thinking I’d abandoned this project altogether. I don’t seem to have made anything.
But the truth is other.
A product of Western culture, I’m as carried away as anyone with the idea that we need to do more, more more.
This obsession with productivity means that it’s easy to believe there’s something wrong with us when we’re not reliably and mechanistically productive.
But a productive outcome is just one very small part of the circuitous (and occasionally tortuous) journey that is the creative process.
Bookkeeping. I hate it. The less time I have to spend with a pile of receipts in one hand and a stack of bank statements in the other, the happier I am.
So when my partner and I started our limited company, I knew we needed a simple yet flexible accounting system to manage our incomings and outgoings. Something that wasn’t going to take me a lifetime to learn nor masses of time to maintain.
Fortunately my lucky cyber-search angel introduced me to Wave.
I’ve been feeling a lot of Resistance to writing. That’s not an easy thing to admit as a top coach for the habit “Write a blog post”.
I’ve been using my personal 7 Day Blogpost Workflow for a good few years and I have great success as a tool for helping my clients establish a writing and self-editing process. It’s not my workflow that’s at fault. Something deeper is going on.
The ugly head of the Demon of Disconnection has reared. The Demon of Disconnection is right at home in the barren land of Resistance and trial by ordeal has taught me that he’s a wily enemy. When we disconnect we shut off any communication with our inner voice on something very important - or lot’s of things!
.As a teenager, I won a book about Escher as an art prize. A passing reference to Arabic tile designs in the first few pages has made it's presence felt in my work over the years
Moorish patterns abound in the area of Spain where I have my home away from home and - in the spirit of artistic nomadism - I find myself returning to them over and over in my work, but in different ways.