' Taking Flight - inspiration and techniques to give your creative spirit wings'
by Kelly Rae Roberts , who I heard being interviewed on a crafty podcast.
Anyway it came to me in a flash yesterday afternoon, due I am sure to reading this book. The reason I have become a bit stuck is that I believe I have been creating under the shadow of another. Feeling that I always had to please them, do stuff that they would approve of and like. This is no way to be free to create living under the 'fear' that you will be criticised/poked fun at/belittled. Your Art is your Art and has to please no one but yourself. It's simple but not easy!
But buoyed up by this realisation I very quickly created a canvas which I would never have considered doing before for all the above reasons. And how therapeutic was that!
You may not like it - I do - that's all that matters!
On a much lighter note, imagine G's reaction when she came through the other night to find mum taking a mould of her Dad's face..... surprised the poor girl didn't have nightmares! Not sure quite what I am going to do with it, but I will think of something!
'Live your life for yourself, if you live for someone else its not your life but theirs and they have the power to destroy it' - author unknown