Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of wonderful quotes about creativity. My friend Lynn Moon shared the following with me:
WORD FOR THE DAY
Thursday, Jul. 12Art makes life bearable. It isn’t a luxury. Like our capacity for understanding, and our experience of love, it is a vitally important part of life.Gillian Pederson Krag
Obviously, it’s been awhile since she sent it to me, but I like it a lot.
Sometimes, though, I think making art — and living life authentically — are unbearably painful. Both force me to confront fears and reveal vulnerabilities that scare me. I’ve been struggling with this for the last few months. I’ve spent a lot of time hiding under the bed. (Not literally, though I considered it, but what would I do with the boxes I’m storing there?) (Not to mention the dust bunnies.) I’m tired of being paralyzed by fear. This is my first step back. Thank you for bearing with me while I’ve been out of touch.