1. It is my entirely unresearched belief that "inspiration" and "ideas" are the most misunderstood aspects of creative work. Whether painters, writers, musicians or yes, even needlecrafters… going by the ubiquity of questions such as "Where do you get your inspiration?", our business is "ideas", but how many of us* would agree with that? Ideas… Continue reading Inspiration vs perspiration: 5 things about creative work, 5.9.2016
“Should I just give up?”
I've had this tab open for a few days now. It's a bit close to the bone, even though it's not really my situation at all.I remember trying to quit when our last kid was born and as I rocked the kid back to sleep in the dead of night, all I could think about… Continue reading “Should I just give up?”
Some thoughts on the possibility of the existence of mornings
1. Mornings suck.2. Actually, early mornings, when a person is forced to experience them, are pretty darn fantastic. We all know this is so, even though we don't actually act on the knowledge, because that would be madness, ie it would require getting up.3. Any number of worthwhile and much desired things – morning pages,… Continue reading Some thoughts on the possibility of the existence of mornings
Should you just do it?
"Good enough", my mantra for the year, has a dark side. On the one hand, yes, I need to just do it – show up, do the work, put it out there, get on with the next thing. But on the other... well. There is such a thing as quality control. It's really hard for me to… Continue reading Should you just do it?