I thought this whole time that my posts from elsewhere were feeding into my blog. I guess not! well… other posts are on facebook.com/lindastrawberry and instagram.com/lindastrawberry and twitter.com/lindastrawberry
Right now I am looking at six new frames that need to be painted, trying to decide what to do with them, art or photo. My living room is in flux because I am changing everything around. I moved all my art/music stuff to the ‘space’ - our massive garage which is now our work space. :)
I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. All of my stuff is all over the place because the last year and a half for me has been chaos with the new baby. I’m trying to pull myself back together across all fronts.
The other day I had a really long talk with my friend about all of this. He’s always all over the world and completing really big projects so the way he thinks about things is different than other people. He also gives it to me straight which is something I really appreciate.
I realized in this conversation that I had given in to a narrative that I am in some blank and frozen space creatively even though I know that is not the case because I have so many ideas right now. The trouble I have been having is that after a 12+ hour day with the kids I get to the 4 hours at night that are only mine and I end up staring at the wall instead of finishing a song or painting something. I have been beating myself up over this instead of being realistic. I can’t work every second of the day. My brain needs downtime. But then what. I can’t just not create. I have a zillion songs to finish and art I want to create. So here is my problem right now.
That is why I moved my stuff out of the house into the space. I’m hoping that it will be easier for me to get to some of the things I want to do if I have my own space somewhere completely dedicated to creating. I miss Strawberryland. I miss Strawberry everything. I miss the thrill of playing a new song. I guess we’ll see…