Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Setting Goals

Week One of the Artistic Mother Art group......

taking pictures of the kids in motion. I realize how I used to snap a WHOLE lot more pictures on a daily basis when the kids were younger. So it is fun to have the camera out and snapping away. The older two are going to be a little tougher.....but they have been warned I will be taking pictures and for them to just be natural.

Over the weekend I had some frustrating "creative" blocks. I have these ideas in my head and am having a tough time translating them into a physical form. So after many failed attempts on Friday I started the day on Saturday knowing I had to abandon the project for a few days and start a project that always seems to get me into a good rhythm...mosaicing. So I started to mosaic this wine bottle. It felt good....to let go of the one project temporarily and to start something and "see" it coming together.

I am ready to start making "paper" for the Artistic Mother project.  The more I read the book the more excited I get.  The goal setting has really gotten to me...in a good way.  I am feeling empowered.  I have always had "lofty" goals....."try something new".  I have learned that what has been missing is that I have needed to be more specific in my goals.  Maybe obvious for others, but apparently not so much for me.  But now I am "seeing" the light.

4 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

I love your bottle.

I find that without concrete goals, I kind of flounder. I need specific direction.

Kristi said...

yes, while reading this book I am realizing that i needed to be more specific...even for myself...which is ironic since I should know myself the best. But, I am creating a list. Part of me feels a little awkward....am I really worthy of certain goals...I need to get over that. Thanks for the comment about the bottle. it isn't done yet, but slightly symbolic....of needing to see things more clearly!

Mandy said...

do love the bottle...what a wonderful idea!!!looking forward to seeing what you produce in the up coming weeks...xxx

Cristie said...

kristi do not be so hard on yourself