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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My thoughts on being a dreamer....

I will gladly admit that I am a dreamer.....have been for as long as I can remember, and will probably always will be. My problem is that I dream up all of these "great" ideas...set goals based on these ideas...and, leave it at that. I have realized for quite some time now that great ideas, dreams, and goals require action. That is something that I truly stink at. I have the best intentions of getting around to it, but somehow, never seem to have enough steam to get it done. PLEASE tell me that I am not the only person out there that is like this. I have often thought of getting in touch with a Creativity Coach, but then well, that gets filed away, along with the other ideas that float around. I honestly think that this is the source of so much of my frustrations. I never act on what it is that I really want to do. Welp, I will keep chugging along at it, definitely start writing things down a bit more (and not lose the notebooks that they are written in) I am such a work in progress!!! Until next time, Ophelia

12 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

I hear ya. I seem to be getting a bit more behind each day lately...I love this piece, Ophelia!`I think you are a glorious work in progress!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your post is coming over loud and clear and ringing bells with me too. You are definately not alone. Maybe if you looked at things in a different way. All these ideas you have are still there to be cherry picked when you do get down to work in the studio, they are a wonderful resource for you in the studio of your mind. Hope that helps, from one dreamer to another, love Sharon

Heavens2Betsy said...

Oh Ophelia, I so know what you mean. I seem to have a finger in every pie and never get to eat a piece. For me scrawled notes kept in books and the occasional list too but I think we have to just go wherever our hearts take us. Now, I'm trying to do a little of everything and hope one day to get something done. Penny

Diane said...

Well, if one of your goals is to inspire others, you're doing that now!--but I know, a lot of us are like this--always planning, but never doing--just keep creating and things will happen!

Marilyn Rock said...

Nothing wrong with being a dreamer; sometimes my dreams are what I really get done in my head!

It's hard to accomplish everything we set out to do; life happens and we have to be flexible I guess.

I try to take one artistic task at a time to feel an accomplishment with it. I used to be all over the place - exhibits, teaching classes, journaling, exchanges - I just couldn't do it all.

Hope this helps.

Mary said...

I hear you...sometimes we can focus on too many at one time. Pick one, then write down some actions steps to work toward it and then do one or more a week as you have time.

Sometimes it's the first step that is the hardest...but don't ever stop dreaming!!

xxoo

Susan said...

Dearest Ophelia, your life right now is so full and hectic, and it amazes me how much you get accomplished now! As you get older, things will change and eventually you can find a little extra time most days. Take good care of yourself and don't wear out too soon! You are an incredible woman - live the joy of life right now; life is the journey, not the destination! Love, Susan

Artyjen said...

Thanks for visiting....I fear I suffer from the same thing!!! HOL
xoxo Sioux

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Oh my dear Ophelia, we are all works in progress, and you often serve as an inspiration for me ... so please don't be so hard on yourself. I look at what you've done since the last time we saw each other, and am so impressed!
Love & hugs from your
Cosmic Twin

Joy said...

Hi Ophelia. My friend and I met you at Jerry's Artarama this weekend. Love your blog, and those acrylic inks you showed us ROCK!!! :)

Hope you make it to Art and Soul.

-Joy

heather noye said...

Hi Ophelia. And I'm the friend that also met you this weekend at Jerry's Art-o-rama. It was great to meet you! :) It's so fun talking to people who are so excited about what they do.

We used both the acrylic inks and inktense pencil as soon as we got home. LOVED them!

heather

thekathrynwheel said...

Ah Ophelia, I know exactly what you are talking about here. Recently I went to a teacher training day where we had an 'inspirational' speaker. He said that a vision without a goal was just a dream, sounds familiar huh?! We all need goals but it's easier said than done. Love your journal page :-)

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