Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Following your inspiration

So often I wake up in the morning and I have this great desire to draw or paint, and so often I put it off feeling obligated to get the chores done first.  The problem is that when I do my "other" work first, by the time I have the opportunity to be creative, the inspiration has vanished.

It has been this way for as long as I can remember. I blame the fable The Ant and the Grasshopper. That story terrified me when I was a child. I don't want to starve to death!  

Don't get me wrong, there isn't anything wrong with "work before play". It is a good lesson to teach and to live by, but once in a while you need to break the rules and chase after that inspiration. It is good for the soul. :) Sort of like having pancakes or cereal for dinner.

Starting today, I'm going to change the way I prioritize my time. I am going to "give in" more often to my whims and follow my inspiration.


I haven't done a watercolor in almost four years. I woke up this morning and all I could think about was coffee painting with watercolor. The dishes aren't done, the cats and my son are hungry <-I'm kidding, what kind of monster do you think I am? I fed the cats! :-P, the laundry isn't folded, and that's okay. ♥ I'm too busy giving in to my inspiration. ♥

1 comment:

  1. I was JUST having this conversation with my boyfriend over breakfast Monday morning! A "good for the soul" moment in your day, it's so simple and so important. Thank you for the post, Nicole!!