About to EXPLODE!

Hello Dearest! 

I am about to go insane. Seriously. 

The subject I am about to ramble about, some people just wont grasp completely. They might think they understand, but its one of those things that if you dont experience it, then you can never fully put a grip around it.

If you arent an artist and dont have a creative mindset then Ill try to paint the clearest picture of this that I can for you.

As an artist, my mind is constantly in creative mode. I see the most normal things in a completely different light than most. The things that go completely unnoticed, to what I call “normal” people, are the things that drive my creativity. 

When my mind is constantly in creative mode it can be really overwhelming when Im at a point where I just cant create as much as I need to. For you “normal” people, let me give you an example of something you can relate to.

POPCORN! everyone likes popcorn right? 

Okay, follow me here. I promise Im going somewhere with this:)

…before popcorn turn into popcorn, it is a kernel. Each one of those kernels has a small amount of water that is in the center. There is like a little starch circle that holds the water inside the hard kernel. When the kernels are heated the moisture inside of the starch circle turns to steam, which then creates a huge amount of pressure inside of the hard kernel. The pressure from the steam builds and builds and builds until eventually the hard shell of the kernel explodes and turns the kernel inside out letting the steam escape. When the kernel explodes from all the pressure, it turns into something beautiful! At least to our taste buds and our tummies, right?

This is exactly what happens to me. These past couple of weeks, my brain has been churning and churning.

In the words of the amazing Picasso, “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spiders web.”

I am inspired by literally EVERYTHING, but these past few weeks have been especially inspiring. New people,new places, new experiences, they are overly inspiring, and Im LOVING it.

I have been doing small tasks just trying to suffice. Its giving me enough just to get by.

Again, I have another crazy example for you… In vampire stories, movies, shows, etc. the vampires drink synthetic blood to SOMEWHAT quench their thirst, but nothing will ever satisfy their need or quench their thirst like the blood of a human.

I know its a crazy analogy, but this is EXACLT how it is for me. I have been making tiny crafts here and there, at work I design things in photoshop all day, I doodle in my sketchbook, but NOTHING is going to satisfy me until I create something that is REAL, that has deeper meaning.

As of right now, the pressure is building and building and building, and when my creativity cant be contained anymore, its going to be beautiful. Youll see!

If you think Im crazy, thats okay. Youre probably right to an extent. But hopefully I have given you the clearest picture of how I am feeling right now.

Here are a few illustrations by Donna McKenzie from Corella Design that I find rather stunning.

Good Heavens her work is super GORGEOUS and INSPIRING! LOVE it!

Again, thanks for reading! I might be slightly crazy, but thats A-okay! I know someone, somewhere totally gets me.

byesie

bB***

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About itsybitsybrianna

I'm a mid-twenty year old little lady. I live for those "ah haaa" moments where my creativity completely takes over my mind. In that place, I am able to take what others consider a "nothing", and turn it into a true beauty. This is what I want to do everyday for the rest of my life. New doors are being open in my life from constant faith and prayer knowing that God has complete control over everything in my life. LIVE. LOVE. CREATE. INSPIRE

5 responses to “About to EXPLODE!

  1. I hear you and love your work. Im an artist as well and have been experiencing the same thing. I live in Denver and we have an annual arts festival this weekend. Usually I go to that and get super amped. This year it started in May. I’ve been working on several pieces and challenging myself on things I couldn’t do (or was scared to do). I’m about scared about going to the festival knowing I’m already super charged! But still cannot wait to go. Anyway I definitely understand and appreciate your post. If you have time check out my blog to see my work. Take care and lets hope we both can ride this train for the remainder of the summer or year.

  2. you are NOT crazy… you are super talented. 🙂

  3. Designer Jeigh

    Hey Bri!

    I’m loving every minute of your blog and I never miss one! I know exactly how you’re feeling in this post, I find myself in the same boat everyday. I call it creative anxiety. I’m always so anxious to create so many things it’s impossible to do it all at once. =( You are not alone! Keep inspiring me. 🙂

  4. Jess

    lovin this artist AND this blog post! =)

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