I've just finished reading the most amazing book...Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon...(thanks a million Sandy from rhubarb reign for the recommendation!)
It was the perfect kick in the seat of the pants/knock on the side of the head...as a creative type, you need to just do what you do, taking in what fits, subtracting what doesn't, and not getting hung up on approval/acceptance/understanding...
it all fits in quite nicely with my word for the year (which I haven't neglected just because its August!) which is
and talking about making art...Cindy over at Fat Cow Studio is sponsoring a great giveaway (which ends tonight!)...she makes these fantastic necklaces out of vintage bits and bobs...very arty/creative/free spirit feeling...hop on over to her blog for all the details...because she is the epitome of steps #6, #7 and #8 listed above!