I have been SO inspired by SARK as of late. I mean, of course I would love an author who has published most of her books in the shape of a square...lol....but anyhoo, during my blog break, I had been "filling my creative well" by reading books and generally nurturing my creative soul. Her books certainly hit the mark. AFter devouring the few books I had around here, I decided to purchase her new book entitled, "Make Your Creative Dreams Real" and I've been devouring it for the last two months. She inspires me SO much. In fact, when I first picked up one of her books after being particularly burnt out and weary, I turned right to one of her colorful handwritten quotes reading, "You are enough. You have enough. You do enough." Gulp. Like, how did she know what I was thinking? I was definitely at a place where I was feeling guilty about indulging in my creative passions, wondering if I was giving enough to other areas in my life, wondering if I was a "good enough" everything: mom, wife, etc. Why oh Why am I so hard on myself. I do not know, but I will tell you, when I read that quote, I felt as if an old friend took my hand and gently and lovingly reassured me, leaving my doubtful voices to bite the dust.
So, as per usual, I am babbling on in artjunk style (which must mean I am back to my old self). But, what I wanted to write about today is that after reading a few chapters over coffee this morning, I was inspired to make creative goal charts for 2008. I worked on them all morning. I then made some and copied them on cardstock for my daughters.
(you are more than welcome to print this out).
I got the idea from a chart SARK has in the book on Creative Goals. So here they are. What are your Creative Goals for 2008? I hope you are inspired to follow them. We all need to support each other and follow our dreams. One of my very favorite and most reassuring quotes from this book reads, " Your creative dreams need YOU to make them real."