Saturday, 21 May 2016

Creating Without Purpose

It is so liberating to create without the end having to justify the means.  For so long I have tried to find ways of raising an income by making things.  I have now decided to put that on the back burner and concentrate on being creative for the sake of it without the pressure of money being the end goal.  I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

Because I don't have a paid job I have felt guilty having so many creative hobbies.  I thought that if I could combine doing what I love with receiving an income then I couldn't be accused of time wasting.  From now on I am going to create for me even though it may be perceived as being selfish.  If I could get any income from doing the things I love it will be the icing on the cake, but I am not going to live a life of regret not doing what makes me happy even if it doesn't bring home a wage.

These last few weeks I have felt lighter and happier (despite being back on the sugar again)!  I play with paint, I stick things down, cut things out, collage and doodle 'til my heart's content.  By concentrating on my own happiness I believe that it is having a positive influence on those closest to me.  I may even get back to baking cakes again.............!!!

12 comments:

sharon said...

So fun to see the butterflies to the right take flight right off the page! A visual demonstration of the lightness of your spirit.

KC'sCourt! said...

Well done Simone. Doing things for yourself is good
Julie xxxxxxx

Optimistic Existentialist said...

You should never feel guilty for having so many creative hobbies...you creativity is contributing to the world by making the world a better place :)

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful butterflies and uplifting colours! Creating for the joy of it is a very positive thing and you should never feel guilty about that Simone.
Happy weekend.
Helen xox

Lisa said...

The butterflies are beautiful.
Finding happiness is a very good thing indeed.
Lisa x

Rosie said...

Glad you are finding joy in creating, Simone. The butterflies are delightful. Have a lovely weekend:)

Lyn said...

I am so glad to read this, well done and happy crafting! xxx

Judy Hartman said...

Love, love, love what you have said here, Simone!!! Brava!!!
This is something I really believe in - creativity is its own reward!!
And what about those butterflies? So beautiful and free!!
Wonderful to see and read this!!
xxxxx

Jane said...

Good for you. It's great to let creativity flow - and who knows, that may lead to an avenue that turns out to be saleable. But if it doesn't, then you will have enjoyed it anyway.
Enjoy!
Jane

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I firmly believe creating is good for your well being, I am so glad you are enjoying the process Simone!
Never, ever feel guilty about making! Enjoy my friend!
V x

trills said...

Hi Simone, saw your comment on Jenniebellie's site, so popped over. Love what you are saying. True artists only create for themselves and if someone else benefits that's a plus. If you feel happy then those around you will definitely benefit. I'm on the same road, though I am lucky to be retired. I am no artist but what I do makes me smile, and that's all I need. Love Trills.x

Toffeeapple said...

This is the happiest post of yours that I have seen in a while - keep it up and stay smiley!