|Posted by mysculptureclass on January 21, 2010 at 9:04 AM|
This one may be the hardest of them all, especially when I am in a slump. I hear artists give all kinds of reasons as to why they don't work in the studio. "My spouse doesn't support me", "I have a full time job"" i have kids". ..
I have to admit, lately I have been having a hard time sculpting as often as is good for me (every day or close to it). Instead I have been putting energy into my full time teaching job and keeping my 9th grade students focused for 100 minutes at a time, supporting my daughter in her college search and search for money to pay for it, and developing this new clay that doesn't need to be fired and fixing the problems I run into with it. When so much of energy is going to so many things, it is especially hard.
The truth is, none of those are the thing that I am here to do. I am here to sculpt. I am here to create, and in doing that, I am here to inspire others to do what they are here to do. I asked a question to a writer a few years ago who was lamenting that she was not writing and that she did not have time. My question to her, and often to myself is this: Why is it that we have time to do everything except that which we were here to do? Do it...it will bring you joy.