Well, this is it…my first blog post. Although I’ve been writing for years, I’ve been able to keep away from that distant din of putting a substantial amount of my own musings into a blog for the world to see; sure I post on Facebook, but that’s just for a few friends and some family to see, right? Anyway, what finally drove me here to jump on the ole blog wagon?
I stumbled upon a quote of hers yesterday, and it struck a chord with me. I’ll share it with you and see if she is as persuasive. She said:
“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”
The difference between Georgia and me, yesterday, was that I was allowing that fear to keep me from doing a lot of things I wanted to do. I’m in the process of figuring out why – and writing is as good a way as any. So today I’m beginning anew – I’ve done one thing that I’ve held back from for many years – writing a blog. The other thing I need to tackle is my procrastination from my art. On occasion, I’ll create a new piece of art, but not for shear pleasure. I get asked to do it, because at one time I was showing my art, selling, and teaching art classes. Somewhere along the way, I lost my passion for it – and I miss that and am trying to get it back. However, it’s not easy when you have a history of disappointments, granted their were a lot of positives, that tarnished the glitter off of that person that I was thirty years ago who thought she was going to take the art world by storm.
Here’s a poem that I wrote about this very thing, “Lost Art,” published in Bird’s Eye reView this past January.
So, here I am writing in a public forum about something that terrifies me into procrastination everyday. Thanks Georgia O’Keefe.