I am restless if we are talking about projects. Why I say so is because my focus on my own creative projects is not so
straightforward. I do not start one project and work it out before starting the next one. I have many multi-project projects in progress and I always
start new ones in addition to the previous one. It is like an endless swamp where I feel rampant year after year.
Over the years I have noticed that with some of the projects I get the feeling that I will never get them ready. Sometimes I wonder if there is something wrong with my work when I just do not get the started projects ready. I have decided not to be so harsh with myself if I do not get my projects completed within a certain period of time. I try to do things forward according to inspiration and endurance, even if only a small piece at a time.
I have come to the conclusion that the current project cycle dates back to childhood and craft courses.
Before I started the school, we had to accompany my mother with various courses that were organized in our primary school. During the summer
holidays I spend time with my grandmother whom with I did lot of crafting from anything from fabric printing to paper string angels.
Later, after moving into the school world myself, more diverse skills to do creative work came familiar to me. Craft skills were actively accumulated during the school years and the interest in creative work has remained to this day.
Creativity unfolds in cycles, because my inspiration and my ability to concentrate is not able to work on
one thing for very long. I might do one “art form” for a week or two continuously, sometimes longer depending of subject. If I do one subject
long time, I will get tired of doing it easily and need to change subjects. Rarely can I focus entirely on one art form but I can do something
else not so consuming besides that. For example, making website material, photographing, adding products to an online store and making sale products.
Creativity is currently unfolding in many different forms:
Over the years, a wide variety of projects have accumulated on the endless to-do-list, which are progressing slowly.
I am really trying not to put more pressure on them, maybe then they will be completed in some point. In my youth I was a passionate book reader and
in elementary school I wrote many my own stories. When I was younger, I did not really draw in any way with a large volume, the focus in creativity
was on writing and crafts. Visual creativity took the wind in its sails at the beginning of high school when all the writing energy was discharged in
mandatory notes during the school days. I had to come up with some other way to express stories in my mind when creative writing had become too unpleasant duty.
I will open more of my projects in future blog posts, but I will also list in this post what is in the so called “desk drawer” and some projects that have already been postponed later or buried.
I used to keep the blog on separate platform, but I found it somehow very time consuming and that hobby went to long hiatus. So with my new website, I decided to give blogging a new opportunity. My goals for the blog are very moderate: as long as I can time to time write articles about art and especially my projects it is all fine. There may be a so-called herring salad on the topics of the blog, of course everything focuses on creative work in some way. There is no personal thought blog for the site, I hope you enjoy it!
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Hi, I am Jenna! I am a hobby artist from Oulu, born in the late 80s.
My site focuses on my art and crafts. You can find articles about making art, sales, art presentations and various projects on the blog.
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