Hey people. I know I've used this pic before, but I just love it so much-- it isn't mine, but I TOTALLY would love a pic someday of me riding with my girlfriends (my tribe), having this much fun.
It's scary letting *new idea* out of the box, because once I say it out loud it's *in the world*-- a stated goal/mission that people can make judgments about and watch my progress towards success or failure. It's nearly time though. Almost.
The idea has had enough time to incubate that it has reformed several times over the last few months. If I would have said in the beginning what it was, people now seeing how much it has changed would probably think, "Oh brother, what is she going on about THIS week?" I don't need that kind of negativity, and it kills creative progress.
I've decided to reveal *new idea* like a bit of a burlesque act, showing just a bit at a time, leaving a trail of breadcrumbs. Not to be cagey, but to help show the process of how the idea evolved.
Problem--- My body is wearing out (hands, eyes, lungs) and since I'm a creative pro, I need to find something to do creatively, that's less physically taxing.
BUT-- I love doing metal sculptures, and am good at it, and feel I really could get much better at it if I can keep working at it. I don't want to stop doing this yet.
Solution-- Find something else I enjoy doing creatively, that can supplement my income, and replace some of the taxing *busy work* of the metal sculpting (gearing up for booth shows where I have to make a bazillion small things that often don't feel much like my *real art* anyway), and allow me to only work on sculpture projects that accomplish my goal of furthering my art-- moving my abilities and talent forward.
This is how the search for new idea began. How did I know what direction to look? I didn't at first, but I knew I had to be completely open, and listen and watch for signs. Sure enough, I began to feel pulled towards computer graphics, just curious. I began exploring that, talking to people who do it, looking at tons of other people's work to see what is possible to create using these tools. As is often the case, a series of *coincidences* that seemed unrelated at first, fell into place and started laying a trail for me to follow.
I blindly took it, knowing in the past my intuition has served me well. That was a little over 6 months ago and was just the beginning of my thinking about this whole thing-- *new idea*. It felt huge but was a baby step in the evolution. That is funny because 6 months from now I'll feel like this--- me being sort of afraid to even say it out loud will seem like a super tiny step.
That's it for today. Man, This wasn't even what I intended to write about today. I guess the bra on the dog story will have to wait until next time. ;)