17 Jan Creative projects – and memorials to my bygone amazing ideas
Each time I start new creative projects and start to look for supplies, I too often find the remains of an earlier project, neatly packed away in a bag, that somehow time overtook. I always promise myself that I will finish up such projects but it is so much harder to do so when the muse has moved on and the idea has returned to the waters of unused concepts.
In some ways having a creative mind is an amazing blessing. All ideas have potential, and if they last long enough to reach a pad of paper and a pen, or better yet a pile of shining new supplies, there is a good chance they will make it through to completion. The downside is that having so many ideas means that some will have to be let go. Other more mundane tasks will rise to the level of urgency that make me leave the creative realm and attend to them. If enough such tasks emerge, then the muse grows tired of waiting, and by the time I return, the creative glow has faded and the power of the idea has often gone too.
My hope is that as I write down ideas here, I will be able to recapture the initial excitement and move more ideas to completion. It would be so nice to find fewer bags of partial ideas. Memorials to past creative projects.