Thursday, November 19, 2009

Flying Girl Alices Off, or This Seemed Like A Good Oppotunity To Make Her Escape

Flying Girl Alices Off, or This Seemed Like A Good Opportunity to Make Her Escape
pencil, acrylic, marker on antique book page

I'm running out of time today, so this will be a short post. Just like this drawing was a momentary inspiration.

It might be time for Flying Girl to make a sudden departure from her usual habits. And Alice, well, she's been spending all that time in that rabbit hole, maybe she forgot to look up and find that new egress.

One good benefit of these creative routines that we get into is that our brain starts to get retrained to DO stuff. Instead of thinking about doing stuff, or wishing we could do stuff, or feeling like we can't do stuff, or blowing off the doing of stuff completely and spending our nights watching stupid tv and stuffing our faces with candy.... well instead of all that, we just start taking action. No matter the fear. No matter the uncertainty of the outcome. No matter the insecurities.

Painting every day or writing more than you think you can every day trains you to stop talking and start doing.

When you DO, it is remarkable how things start happening... and well, getting done.


jena strong said...

Amen, birthday sister. Stop talking and start doing. I love that.

Swirly said...

I love this series!

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

You certainly are DOing--holy smokes, look at that NaNo word count! You're blazing along now. Hang in there--wrap that sucker up and then take a REALLY long nap.


Ana said...

Happy to hear you are actively involved in your creations as that is Being in the moment of your true DOing expression. :)

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