I am on to secret 3 from the book 12 secrets of highly creative women. Of all the concepts in this chapter I think I resonated with the idea of taking risks and listening to our intuitive messages and following those fascinations.
Just what kind of risk taker am I. In some senses I feel like I am taking a risk any time I post some art to my blog. There is a lot of it I don't like. I have been consciously trying not to apologize for it. To just let it be what it is and move on. That is not always easy. In the scheme of big risks though I don think it is much of anything. I have taken risks in trying to promote my died fibers this past year. It doesn't seem like I have risked much lately, maybe it tends to go in cycles.
I think I am one who really listens to her intuitive messages. I don't always follow through on them to the degree that I would like. Its like the first idea is great, and yes I am excited about it but what is the next step and the next and so forth. I think that is where I become lost. In other ways I just have too many ideas and inclinations that I do not know how to stay focused on all of them. I haven't worked out a system where I decide what is worth pursuing and what is not. In her interview Jessie talked about making lists and prioritizing items. That is an idea I might look into because what I am doing now is just not working.
What Inspires me and encourages me: That would be other artists and bloggers and comments that others leave for me.
Jamie asked us to take one brave step toward our dreams: I am going to look into what it takes to be published in one of the art magazines. I think CPS has a new challenge so I will look that up and start preparing something to submit.
I think the greatest thing about this group is the ideas from everyone else. I wouldn't get that reading the book on my own. Thanks to everyone else for sharing their stories.