Encouragement Pages-02/05/2021: For The Love Of It (Part 3)

Rest is a weapon because it allows your mind to settle! It allows you as a creative person to clear your plate as it were to focus (or refocus) on what is important.

Rest also allows you to create other things as well! It is what I like to call a hard restart–it’s a warning before you get to a point where you cannot create or won’t create. Either option is detrimental to the artist!

Take the time to rest, dear writer. The rest will do you good. I promise.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-02/24/2020

I love Project Runway and the wisdom of Timothy Gunn. His catch phrase is ‘Make it work!’ There is a truth and power to this; it is gospel. However, there is a power in realizing what no longer works.

You have to be able to recognize when something no longer works. When something needs to be revisited after time has passed. There is no harm in making something work–later.

Be mindful of the work, dearest ones. If it hurts to keep going, there is no rule saying you cannot stop. It is, sometimes, in the pauses or silences when the work can speak the loudest.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris