Saturday, October 08, 2011

Sitting, thinking, should be doing...

Sitting at my laptop. Doing a little freelance work. Watching this very inspiring video. Thinking about creativity, life, meaningfulness, inspiration, the importance of following your gut. Right now I feel at a loss, both creatively and fundamentally. But I don't know where to turn for inspiration or how to pull myself out of this rut. The studio is going great. I have a new design slowly progressing. But I don't feel fulfulled. I don't feel like I'm making the most of my days or doing enough things that are meaningful.

But... I'm sure I'll find my way.

On a lighter note and because it's in my field of vision right now, I thought I'd share a photo of this little porcelain origami bird. A gift from the lovely Gemma. Not sure where he came from but I love him and I love the little corner of my home in which he resides.

Perching ceramic origami parrot friend

x

16 comments:

Kel said...

Hi, I don't know you at all so excuse this if it is quite out of turn but months ago I saw a story about this organisation http://www.thesocialstudio.org/The_Social_Studio___Remixed_Design/About.html
on the ABC and it made me think of you. I've no idea why (well I guess there is the whole designer thing its a bit of a tangent). Anyway I'm sure you'll find your own path from your reflections but here is little pebble to toss in the pool.

Stitchybritt said...

If it's at all consoling, they are common thoughts to have. Reading 'Thirty something and over it' by Kasey Edwards might help (I was only just 30 when I read it, maybe it's the right timing). Keep searching, go back to the basic things that inspire you, indulge, don't force it : )

yardage girl said...

Sounds like time for a break ~ even doing something a bit different ~ did you do the ceramics classes you mentioned a while ago? Thinking of you. Nic x

Mookah said...

Don't stress about it Lara, these things seem to have a way of working themselves out.

I agree with Nic, maybe a little time out, a little distance to clear your head.....

Jenny said...

Oh, he's very cute! Alas, with my kitties in the house, he would soon be a small, soggy mound...

Fedulab said...

Stay gold lady!

rabbit and the duck said...

Lara I've been thinking about your post all weekend, and wanted to write a few words. It was about when I turned 30 also that I started to feel really unsettled, and that I should be doing more with my life. I read books, tried different things, but still there was this feeling that I wasn't totally satisfied. It wasn't until I started asking the 'big' questions, eg. who am I and what am I doing here, that I started to get some answers. While we strive for happiness from temporary things we will never be satisfied. Our true essence, or soul, is eternal, and we need to nourish that to bring about peace. You will find your way... it's surprising how the universe starts to send you answers when you start asking the right questions : )

Lisa said...

If you're looking for some easy visual inspiration, check out www.pinterest.com. Not sure if you've heard of it. If you need an invite, let me know, and I'll send you one.

paintergirl said...

hey lara! meaning can come in really small bites ... little increments that make sense later. things tend to develop organically through DOING. i think you have inspired more people than you realise ... {word verification: INKLET ... for realzzzzzz}

Kristen Doran said...

I think a girlie weekend away chilling in Sydney is called for! Pack up the studio and drag Teegs to my place with you.

Brittany said...

Hi Lara sounds like work is going great. Solomon said there is nothing new under the sun maybe you're fulfillment needs to come from above. Just a thought. This isn't my website but it's a good one maybe it can help, http://www.housetohouse.com/.

Beth-Emily said...

Lara - Maybe it's something in the water as I've been feeling the same way.
What you need is a bike - I've been riding mine to recluse. Although, it's only a temporary fix, it's been giving me the clarity and space for clear thinking. Thinking of you. xx

Anonymous said...

You might be interested in a book "So You Want to Be Happy?" www.elowens.com it's a life changing read.

ozjane@gmail.com said...

Sometimes I think just a change of routine, whether it be to allow a day of slothful reading in bed, a lunch at a beach cafe....we found Vincents on the Beaumaris foreshore when I eventually got to visit Chandler's Cottage. It is just around the corner. I had tried to get to your Ink and spindle day for a similar touch of something new and wonderful, but bronchitis reared its head again, so quite a few things were changed, but then I picked up a camera and wandered around the back garden in a shortie nightie and a camera...results in blog.......and yes of course I got caught, my handyman came a day early to help plant some things that had come in the mail. But that walk really lifted me when all else was closed to me.
The sun rises faithfully each day, and that is a brilliant new beginning and letting go of what has gone.

grace said...

pinterest is really good for inspiration, but also good for procrastination...

any idea where to get instructions for how to make to origami parrot? i want one..

Kerri said...

So nice to stumble onto your blog tonight. I know exactly how you feel! These are all the things I struggle with constantly too. I think it is part of being a creative person. Nice to know I'm not alone! Hope you feel like the meaning is returning to your art and life x