Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Art with a "Message"


I'm making these little boxes to sell at the Iowa Arts Festival - June 2-3. They have a word or saying on the top of them- all inspiring stuff. Sam is fascinated with their littleness, and likes to take the lids on and off. He'd show them to me and say, "What does this one say?" So I'd tell him. Then he brings me one and says, "What does this one say? Does it say, 'give up?'" Well that's what I feel like doing - at least when it comes to being an artist. I've had 6 months to get ready for this - the biggest show we do of the year. And what do I have to show for it? A handful of tiny boxes, some rocks, and a few framed pieces that have been sittting here half finished for months. Pitiful. I still have no creative energy - and don't see any coming my way for the next oh, say, year or two.






I've got plenty of older things to sell - our racks will not be empty - just nothing much new. Oh well. What I've got is what I've got! I'm not going to freak out or stress out, or do any of those other things I've been known to do in the past. I'm just going to enjoy myself. Yeah.

6 comments:

Connie said...

This is going to be one creative gal if she is sucking all your creativity out of you! At least you can luse pregnancy for an excuse, but what about me? Maybe I'm just old and washed up.

Kathy said...

the little boxes are wonderful!

love the card for dad, how great is that!

Laura said...

I think you need to hang the one that says "Be Patient With Yourself." somewhere where you can see it! FYI..all my art stuff is packed because I can't deal with it, either...so there!

carrie said...

Doesn't life creep in and steal your joyful energy sometimes? We should go away to a tranquil spa (Calgon take me away!) retreat somewhere and get creative again! I can write, you guys can paint....it would be good for the soul.

emily said...

It's just a season Jill! Your stuff is awesome! you need to post more of it!

Jill said...

Sounds like an awesome idea Carrie. But I think the rejuvenation would only last as long as I wasn't around my kids.