A new friend in the beading world recently asked me (I’ll paraphrase) “what are you doing making jewelry when you have a voice?”. She continued, saying that I should be doing the ‘one thing’ that I’m meant to be doing based on my gift.
It’s true, I am interested in a lot, as evidenced by this blog. It may look disparate, random, multiplicitous- poems, music, jewelry, art- but it’s all still about expression. Singing and writing music will always be my #1 love. True, the Muses at the helm often lead me on multiple paths, but they are sisters (poetry/lyrics/song)! I couldn’t separate them, or lock one out if I had to. I make and wear jewelry like talismans- to protect, embody, embolden. Nowhere is this more useful than when opening my heart & voice to perform. In the end- as long as the Muses keep coming & keep me productive, I’m happy. 😉
My single aim remains to try to put beauty & hope out into the world- through sound, words, spirit, pictures, and sometimes baubles. And to soak up all the beauty around me from my fellow friends and artists. Speaking of- I’m curious how others manage multiple creative instincts (Muses!). Do tell.