Thought Soup

There are a lot of thoughts cooking in my head right now. My brain is kind of like a big soup—thoughts keep stirring around, and I’m trying not to watch the pot too closely—trying to give everything time to come together. Trying is the key word here—I’m not really succeeding at letting it happen on its own—I keep trying to push.

To be slightly more specific, I’ve been thinking a lot about my work-life. For a long time, I’ve struggled with finding the “right” path, or at least one that really fulfills me. I’ve really found this with art, there’s no doubt in my mind about that. But for nearly as long as I’ve been working on my art as a career, I’ve felt there was some other piece to the puzzle. I have never been quite sure what it is, I’ve had some hunches, but I’ve never really pinpointed exactly what it could be and what I could do about it.

Every once in a while, a certain particular thing buzzes around me, I look at it for a while, try to work it out, and then I usually let it go claiming it’s not exactly right. Well, that thing has come back again, and I’m wondering if this thought soup might finally take it to the next level. Could this be the missing piece (or one of them) to my work-life puzzle? Could this be the time to act on it?

I apologize for being so cryptic, but I don’t want to jinx myself here—you know when you start telling everybody that you’re starting something new, and then a few weeks later you drop it and feel weird and slightly odd about having broadcast it around? Well, I’m trying to avoid that. But right now I’m feeling that confused-excited-nervous-buzzing energy and riding the wave to see where it goes. I would like to address this little post to anyone else who is out there and feeling the same way. Let’s ride the wave together and see where it takes us.

Happy creative day to you!

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7 Responses to “Thought Soup”


  1. 1 artproject2010 August 23, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Gah, I want to know what it is!!! :) I’ll wait, though. I know exactly what you mean. I totally think of us as two art peas in a pod! I often think of myself on my art path and imagine looking across the ether and seeing you making your own way along with some other artist friends of mine. We’re all on our journeys, and it’s so much fun to see where they all lead.

    I know I’ve asked you this before, but have you read “Art & Fear” yet? If I had money I would buy it for you. But it’s only like $12 if you haven’t.

  2. 2 Googlover/keishua August 24, 2010 at 5:48 am

    I know what you mean. I hate saying I’m starting something and then completing dropping it and having people ask about it. I am mulling over starting something right now but I am not sure if I have time or will. Good luck!

  3. 3 Geoff Pope August 24, 2010 at 5:49 am

    I zink I no what it is!
    But before I reveal it,
    you must plop a turnip
    into that redolent pot
    of your simmering Thot
    Soup…

  4. 4 Dawn August 24, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Oh yes…I know that feeling! I’ve been feeling like that all summer. I wish you all the best in whatever adventure this new direction may take you.

  5. 5 Era August 25, 2010 at 7:39 am

    As you know, I’m there right now too. I can’t wait to hear what this mystery solution is!

  6. 6 Kerri August 25, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    OOH I get this feeling myself at times. I tell you what, I think you’d be a brilliant art/life coach!


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