Life gets in the way. I’m sitting now in my office trying to write my first Expressive Clay Art blog since December 2016, feeling embarrassed that I’ve let it go so long. That’s the thing about blogging; it needs to be done regularly for people to want to follow your posts. And I’ve dedicated little time to actually making pottery lately, which is unfortunate as it is my favorite thing to do.
The truth is that doing what you love often takes a backseat to “life”. This year was a challenging one for my family and time in my pottery studio was limited. I wish I made more of an effort to carve out time though as doing so might have provided some much needed respite. Creating art, for me, is undeniably conducive to happiness.
Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”. I agree wholeheartedly. My resolution for 2018 is to dedicate a chunk of time for work in my studio each week. What is life worth living for anyway? I believe that spending as much time as possible doing what you love is a big part of it. This activity could be gardening, reading, hanging out with family…whatever it is that brings you joy should have a place in your life. You may not feel you have time, but life is short. Make time. Staying focused and creative is a wonderful outlet for your emotions.
Are you one of these people (like so many of us) that gave up your art because you “don’t have time”?