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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Rain.


Sometimes I stop and think to myself, you know, you haven't sold very much really, for the work you've put into your shop, promoting, etc.

And then on days like this, I just feel wonderful. I haven't sold anything, been added to favorites, or garnered much interest at all. But I did finish up a batch of jewelry, and as I was photographing them, I realized how very much I love the process of creating.

I go through bouts where I don't do very much at all creatively, and in those times, I don't really feel like something's missing. But then, when I get into a creativity spree, where the ideas are just flowing through my brain at 100 miles an hour, I can't imagine doing anything else with my life.

All my jewelry turned out way better than I had hoped. And when I photographed it, I couldn't help but be filled with pride that I had managed to make things that actually express who I am, and the feelings I have about life itself. I know that doesn't make much sense, it's just jewelry after all, not some high form of art, but to me it's such a freeing experience.

So I really don't care if no one ever buys a piece of my work; I have gotten all the satisfaction and fulfillment I need out of just making it.

Thank you for reading,

Monica

4 comments:

Art By MAR said...

I feel the same way, I think we create because we have to. As someone same on the Etsy forum I would still do what I do even if I suddenly became rich.

Memory said...

I completely agree with you, thank you for taking the time to post. :)

woolies said...

yes, agree. However, there is something - reaffirming - when somebody likes something we've made enough to purchase it.

Memory said...

Also very true and a good point woolies.