Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Going to the Happy Place

Lately, when I’m frustrated, I can pick up an art book and whatever is bothering me sort of fades into the background.  No, it doesn’t mean that life is perfect, but for a moment, it is better.  Inspiration replaces frustration. 

There are many studies out that show you can only truly give energy to one thought at a time.  If you are thinking or focused on something negative, that is the energy that is flowing in you.  If you focus on something positive or something that soothes you, it really will help.  I have found this to be true. 

My current source of inspiration… Creative Awakenings by Shari Gaynor.  Its pages are filled with eye candy.  I am taking it to work with me today so I can flip through during my break and give myself a creative/inspirational jolt.  I haven't really started reading or playing with it yet, but that is in the works.  :)

I am really having a hard time with my job lately.  I don’t know what it is.  If it is the time of the year or just impatience, but I was off sick last week and never wanted to go back.  Each day is a struggle.  I’m at the two and a half year mark of being here, and I’m oh-so-feeling it.  I need to keep focusing on that happy place and have patience.  By this time next year, I will have basically almost completely finished my MFA.  *sigh*  Patience is not my strong suit.  Until then…
creative awakenings


Gennifer said...

Keep your chin up! :)

Jane said...

I love the artwork of I have quite a few of her pieces and her book is also wonderful!!!

I'm on Shimelles blogging for scrapbookers course with you ;)

sharyncarlson said...

Isn't it amazing how a little bit of creative inspiration can completely turn a mood around. It's definitely a stress reliever for me, too. Keep your chin up!