Friday, July 13, 2007

Magazine Poor

Lisa shared her thoughts on magazine poor here...i am always reading...buying books and magazines in the name of research...i even use them as a business deduction...here are the piles i have in the library after the move...trust me many were thrown away in the last 2 moves...but many remain...and i have more in the studio that remain unpacked as yet...i have a problem...yes....

Lisa's post got me thinking about being my authentic me...doing by intuition...without looking elsewhere for inspiration...trusting me....

That trust thing again...i think i will call a moratorium on magazine/book buying for a while...i want to see if i can be and do and create without outside influence...is it possible?.?.?.

Of course all artists have resources...and this is fine as long as you do not infringe on an other's copyright...i am trying to simplify my life...and part of that is letting go of things i have held so tightly too for many years....

I was forced to buy some new shorts and tops yesterday...i can't seem to find my shorts in the unpacked boxes...so i am going to throw away equal amounts of clothing...if not more...i am trying to live the 'if something comes in, something else must go' lifestyle from now on...

Today's aMUSEment - set a time period where you will practice the 'if something comes in, something else must go' lifestyle. If only for a week or a month...
U Be Creative Today!

7 comments:

see you there! said...

Things in and out? Out is a hard concept for those of us who are pack rats by nature, LOL! I am on a one year crusade to use only what I have, or what I find for free, in my artwork. So far I've only purchased some Golden's acrylic medium - and I'm on month 7.

Darla

marita said...

i think staying organized, free from piling stuff is a personal way of living. regularly i 'clean' my house, avoiding excess bagage (exception for expensive and precious books). creating without influence from outside? wich one?superfluous signals that usually surround us are definetely not important.

Angela said...

WOW! That's loads of magazines!
:) Great post!
*HUGS*

Judy said...

Looks like my floor at the moment, i just had a cleanout of magazines.

A Fanciful Twist said...

Oh Gosh, I totally hear you!!! I find that when I search for inspiration toooo much, it really shuts my brain off....

But, I do have heaps of "research" just like you. Shorts and tops??? FUN! Next time, I am comin' with ya.... xxo

LisaOceandreamer said...

I agree that sometimes TOO much inspiration can cloud our own authenticity. I really am going to stop buying magazines for awhile....(after today of course as I DID go to Borders, oh the shame of it all).
Once we go through what I call "garagapalooza" (our garage) and really do a number on it....I will feel like a fresh breeze is going through me!

Jeanne said...

That is quite a pile of magazines.
Giggles.
I give all mine to the nursing home my Grandmother lives in.
Big hugs

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