Path of One...




When you are one who creates, you never rest. You strive...
always strive...
strive to be...
better than you are.

It haunts you in the seconds before you drift off to sleep, a melodic beating like a heartbeat pumping within.

The feeling of satisfaction is fleeting. A moment of pure joy before the critical eye awakens and begins the process of deconstruction.
Always the thought,
can I do better?

It is a virtue and a vice. The part you love and the part that breaks you down,
yet...

you know inside that if you were to be released, if you were to truly find that part that feels completion, the journey would end.

It is a craving that gnaws, a promise unfulfilled, a yearning, a begging on your hands and knees...
a desperation...

And.

It is sweet. So damn sweet.

It is pain and it is kind...

And yes, oh so clever, this obsession.

It is the path of one who creates...




5 comments:

Mu-Yin Molly Chen said...

so well said! The pain and joy of being an artist!

donna thome said...

You captured the mind of most artists perfectly.

Ash said...

"The part you love and the part that breaks you down..."

Yes. Exactly.

Your words--your understanding of the creative soul--are a balm, words I will no doubt read again on the days I flounder.

Thank you.
xx

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Anonymous said...

Delias .... I love your work. My work is designed with a lot of texture. Can you explain how you achieve the granular texture on your pieces. Thanks much!

Lois .... Studio 47 ... Rochester, New York