1. What am I working on?
Quinn McDonald´s latest book: Inner Hero Creative Art Journal: Mixed Media Messages to Silence your Inner Critic for more help on how to deal with my own Inner Critic. Barbie, that´s my IC´s name, has been in full flow these past few days since the book arrived.
Tried to make peace with her pointing out that she was shown in her full glory on page 16. In the first chapter, no less! All to no avail.
I met Quinn through an on line friend and became a frequent commenter at Quinn Creative, her blog. Barbie showed up from time to time and we were invited to participate in the book. Yes, Barbie is a text book example of Inner Critic. She is a pro at confusing me and taking me off track.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?According to Quinn´s instructions I will be creating loose leaf pages, a stack of creative responses to Barbie. The pages are loose-leaf so I can choose the Inner Hero who needs to confront the specific attacks. Man! She´s got quite a variety of negative emotions, destructive comments and hurtful directions! By the way of writing exercises I will find the heroes voices and skills. The cards will have writing on one side and an image on the other.
Each of the book´s chapters has two parts, one about an art technique and one about a writing technique. Way cool!
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I trust Quinn. I have been reading her work for years now and we chatted and emailed a lot. Quinn was the illustrator for my week #37 last year and she also answered an interview about her creative space.
4. How does your writing/creating process work?
The same way I described last week. I procastinate and then work like crazy on everything. That being said, I NEED blocks oftime to work in an effective way with writing and crafting. No hopping like I do for housework or on line work.
And now as part of last Monday´s blog hop from Kim Switzer at MuseCraft let me introduce to you people whose blogs I have started reading recently and that have interested me particularly.
Giada C from Crafty Tasty Geeky I just love the weekly finds posts, both the geeky and the crafty. I like her inquiring nature and her sense of style. And of course the crafty, tasty, geeky combination is irresistible
Natalie from Natalie Patalie because of all the reading suggestions (I´m a librarian) and all the daily pictures (I did that for four years and I toned it down for this round) of her interesting adventures.
I will be bringing you more cool people to meet on a weekly basis! Next Wednesday: three more links to hop to.
Have you named your Inner Critic? That is the first step to recognize him/her and start working with him/her.