I realized this week that the longer a weaving is on the loom without me working on it, the less likely I am to finish it at all. I should just recognize this about my creative process, accept it, and move on without beating myself up over it.
I had a vision for Firebird when I started the weaving a couple of months ago but it’s slipped away now. And I just haven't been able to recapture it. So, I’m putting it aside for now. Maybe I’ll be able to circle back and finish it at some point. Or not. I’ll see how it goes.
I’ve been so focused the past few months on getting the marketing foundation, as well as the marketing / social media strategy in place for Dakini Dreams that I let my studio practice slip. So this week is all about getting back on track. I've started a new weaving and have set aside time each evening to work on it. I’m working through the modules in Lisa Call’s Finding Meaning in Your Art – Find Your Voice and honing my messaging. And, I'm working my way through the modules in the Art Career Success System as I prepare to attend Art Biz Breakthrough in Golden, CO next month. It's been a crazy year so I'm beyond excited to be attending Art Biz Breakthrough. Partly because I can really use the 3 days to focus on nothing but my art business and partly because I love that part of the country. Colorado has always felt like home. I sometimes wonder what my life would have been like if I had never left Denver back in the 1990s.
So, as the year winds down and the pace of life starts to slow, I'm planning for 2017 and setting my goals. And, I’m setting new intentions. For my art. For my art business. And for my life.
Clarity is a beautiful thing when you finally achieve it.