Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Somtimes you have to risk everything for art !!




 Lately I have been giving a lot of thought to my art direction and asking a lot of questions. It has left me rather confused and without motivation, as I question what I am doing,  what are  my goals, am I enjoying it, do I have what it takes to make it and what is making it , am I using  my talents  to the best of my ability . And the  biggest of all... how do I do this and try to deal ( yes I will say it) with my  bipolar  mood swings. Moods  that can sometime bring me to my knees with deep depressions, severe  social anxieties and then the hoping and waiting for that manic high when one can succeed at everything one dreams of!!!!   Well, this morning  I woke up and went to my  list of blogs I follow and  Angela Racada had posted this moving  UTube short ,it just touched me deeply . I have to share it too. Thanks Angela . 


20 comments:

OliveraPlants said...

Thank YOU Julie for passing it on! I felt like they were speaking to me too - It totally made my day. Hugs...Twyla

Terri Kahrs said...

Quite simply . . . I cried . . . Thank you, Julie! Watching this film was like someone has read my soul. Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Micki said...

I have seen this video before but not for quite some time, it still made me all shivery with emotion, especially the part when the boy says " sometimes art is a risk, but it's a risk you've got to take"
Awesome stuff!!

Micki x

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Julie,

I wish it were longer. Otherwise, its perfect.
xxx

Molly Alexander said...

This is beautiful Julie - I am now following their blog. If the film comes to AZ, I am definitely going to see it!

It seems like a whole bunch of us are struggling with ups & downs right now, so just know you are not alone. I love your work, and always enjoy checking out your etsy shop to see what's new!

:-) Molly

lori vliegen said...

thank you SO much for sharing this......it's exactly what i needed to hear today!! xox, :))

nacherluver said...

yup. that's good stuff.

Elizabeth said...

Oh Julie What a gift you ahve given us!!!! We all need to ride out our highs and lows sometimes those highs are higher and the lows lower for some of us. But there is always a way out and a reason to go forward with your maazing talents and your indomitable spirit. You are so full of Love Jules and you ahve so much to share. I consider myself so very blessed to have been touched by your friend ship and I do know that I will continue to be touched by your magical talents!!! Believe in Yourself dear girl!!!!!

Jackie said...

To echo what the others said there is great comfort in knowing we are not alone .

Alyice Edrich said...

I know how you feel. I suffer from depression and sometimes, it's hard to just get motivated, let alone be creative. I want you to know your work inspires us beginning artists. Thank you.

Joan said...

Hi Julie.. I loved watching this.. I have come across it before somewhere. It is first day of spring here in New Zealand..so I send you a heap of springtime to keep you safe. Love your blog. Thank you ..arohanui..Joan

WingingIt said...

just what i needed this morning my love....i am going to do it!!!!!!!
i love you....and i get the whole mood swings...meds baby!!

Sharon Margiotta said...

Ah, you're awesome! We're all burdened with our own insecurities. It such a relief when you discover so many right there with you.

Michelle said...

Julie, you inspire so many including myself. I wish you nothing but days of happiness. We all have lows sometimes I wonder if it's a cue to take a day, eat chocolate or go do something outside of our box. I'm sending warm fuzzies your way.

Michelle

Diane said...

Thank you SO much, Julie--this video was much needed by me today!!

Angela Recada said...

I'm glad it touched you, dear Julie. And I'm glad you were able to pass it on to so many wonderful people. It helps to know we are not alone. . .
Love and hugs,
xoxoxo
Angela

Renee Troy said...

I'm just myself coming out of a deep one so I can relate so poignantly. Thanks for sharing my friend. I know we're not alone.

I wish for you brighter stars, a clearer path and a shorter tunnel.
Much love,
Renee

Whimsey Creations said...

Thanks for sharing that - it was very touching. We all struggle to be confident in who we are at any given moment. I think that tunnel represents (to me at least) that we're always changing and are allowed to change as we need. It's our right as human beings.

Connie said...

I so identify with what you were saying. I am really frustrated with myself. It was good to hear that someone who is so successful like you, also has issues like me. Thank you for sharing your heART!

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