My friend Erin was kind enough to guest blog today. I often rely on her for reality checks in the virtual world. She is either perfectly calm and balanced, ready to talk me off a ledge, or just as freaked out as I am. Either way, it works perfectly. We bounce ideas around but mostly remind each other to seek balance when feeding the gaping maw of the digital content beast.
I thought of her last night as I fell into bed without blogging and felt a little guilty about it. I didn't write a post but I did work my ass off on art stuff. I also created by first 3D barcode cause I'm cool like that. I thought if I called Erin, blogger extrodiare, she would offer me dispensation and tell me not to worry about it.
Today I painted painted painted in the spring sun with a redheaded woodpecker watching over me. Here is a little movie with some sneaks of works in progress.
Erin here, thanks Sheila for inviting me to share my 2 cents on your blog today. I love that you share with your friends (both virtual and in real life) the creative process through your blog. While I'm an active blogger who loves to share her love for our town (InnSide Nevada City) and my creative greeting card agenda (Homemade Cards by Erin), I wasn't sure what I could contribute to Sheila's Thinner Winner Creative Crunch blog agenda. I'm not on a weight loss goal mission and already practice the regular exercise agenda. Our family continues to try to make dietary changes for the better (through less sugar and limited processed foods), I realized that the best piece of advice that I could offer up, was the motto of perspective. I feel that my exercise habits feed my creativity and my creativity is enhanced through eating better, but sometimes it all falls apart. Art and exercise are a part of my mix and need to be, despite what life throws at me.
Yeah, what she said.