Wow! Just a few more hours and we’re already at the second quarter of the year! I’m bracing myself because April appears to be a very full month for me — the peak of summer events! I do find it very exciting but at the same time, I get stomach cramps just thinking about everything that will happen on top of my already cray-cray life. I’ve been so stressed out, getting antsy over just about anything! I haven’t been a very pleasant company to anyone either, but mostly to my kids because they’re the ones with me all day, everyday. I’m getting tired of being so irritable so I’ve decided to just stop, take a moment right now to sit still and try to look at things in a different, more positive perspective, hoping I’ll be in a better disposition too.
Last night I was reading a book called “The Art of Creating” by Paul Perkins and these words popped out of the page:
“The life of a creator is a raging river, not a trickling stream. It’s rushing forward, bursting the brim.”
Bursting does very much describe how I feel, like I’m at the verge of exploding. Thinking about it now, I realise that I have two options: I can see this negatively and react to it negatively as well, OR simply embrace the fullness and respond to it by flowing freely, instead of having a morbid explosion (haha).
You see, I find myself brimming with ideas and dreams. No matter how tired I get after accomplishing a project, I still find the strength to plan more and do more. Every time I give of myself, the desire to give even more is awakened. I get to rest and take breaks but the call to action is relentless. I guess that’s why these words popped out of the page so loudly and clearly. It describes exactly how I feel and at the same time, affirms what I am. I am a creator and to create — to make things, whatever they may be — is indeed what I love to do. It’s equally great that as I create, I get to share with other people too. Somehow that keeps me going.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I will bravely and joyfully face the coming month. I know that at the end of it all I will be so grateful to have been given the chance to give of myself in many different and pretty awesome ways. Get ready for me April, I’m going all in!
Art from the Get To Work Book
If you want to know some of what I’m up to this April, do check out our WORKSHOP page. To start things off, this Saturday will be the first class in Craft Party PH’s summer program called PLAYFUL CRAFTS! It will run for two weeks and we’ll have six different art classes. Naturally, I had my own kids in mind when putting it all together so I’m really working hard to making sure the students coming in will have a the most wonderful time with us. I can’t wait to tell you how it all turns out!