my creative resolution

Watercolor, Illustration, Surface Design

Striking while the iron is hot.

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cupid-1
It is an amazing feeling when you are “into” a project and the creative ideas are flowing and you’re excited and inspired and motivated. I’m always better off “striking while the iron is hot” and working on a project when the inspiration first hits me. If I wait, sometimes the spark is gone. The enthusiasm dies down and it’s hard to motivate myself to work on the project.

When I’m in the “creative mode” I can move from one project to another and get things done, while new ideas are popping up, and it’s great! I’m on fire! Other times, I spend days thinking, “I should sit down and paint something.” For some reason, it is hard to sit down and do it, and gets harder as the days go by. Once I do sit down, and start, it all seems to come flowing back.

I also feel this way about blogging. I’ll be on a roll with ideas and posting, and then a couple of days go by and I start to question myself – “What should I post? I can’t post that!” I get kind of shy and start thinking, “Maybe I shouldn’t share that mistake.” Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’ve made a commitment (to myself) to be honest about my successes and failures. The best medicine, again, is to sit down and share and get the ball rolling again.

Cupid was a Sharpie doodle in my sketchbook that I scanned and painted in Photoshop. Follow me on Instagram to see my other Valentine’s Day inspired posts!

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

6 thoughts on “Striking while the iron is hot.

  1. Your posts are always interesting. Keep laying the arty on us, lady!

  2. Cute, cute, cute! You seem to create pretty darn regularly, especially when you set the goals and tell your followers about them.

    • Thanks! I’m definitely the person who needs a deadline or some kind of accountability – like telling you guys what I plan on doing. Sometimes I’m like, “why did I just commit to that?!” But it ends up being a good thing because I push myself to follow through. 🙂

  3. This is so adorable…love the spirit!

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