Monday, December 12, 2011

30 Days 'O Blogging Day Two

From my Moleskin journal this morning
When I signed up for Jenny Doh's The Keys to Publishing and Building Creative Momentum class,  the phrase Creative Momentum leaped out at me. It got me thinking --where else in my creative life can I build velocity? Authentic blogging from the heart immediately came to mind. I committed to 30 Days 'O Blogging. Then, of course,  fear set in.

You see, I want you to like me. I want you to think my art is incredible and profoundly affects the planet--and as long as I come from that paradigm, I'm being inauthentic. It's also a very safe place --trying to do the right art to please you, writing to impress you ---as long as I indulge those sort of thoughts,  I am not living my truth as an artist.

The Artist's Way says "the need to be a great artist makes it hard to be an artist. The need to produce a great work of art makes it hard to produce any art at all". So, I am tossing all my "wanna be's" out the window. I'm sharing from the heart - good stuff and bad stuff. My art. My process. I hope you'll like it, and if its not your cup 'o tea--that's okay too.

I have no idea where this journey will take me - makes me wonder what your journey looks like. If you decide to share it (or are sharing it) please let me know:)

Thanks for stopping by.


1 comment:

  1. Jenelle,

    I enjoyed this post and I am excited for you!
    I'll be looking forward to reading where this journey will take you!