Art: artistic dreams

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I want to do. Not a big picture, what I want to do with my life kind of thing–more a mental listing of projects I’d like to work on. A creative Life List.

I keep coming back to one particular idea that is whispering to me, telling me to work on it. It’s a big one. Huge, maybe. It will require collaborators. Proposals. A publisher. So much work.

Is it time to try? How do you (yes, you) know which dreams to pursue, and when?

8 thoughts on “Art: artistic dreams

  1. georgia

    September 23, 2010 at 6:00pm

    i don’t know! the one dream we’re working on now is to build our own house/live off the land. i know it’s time because our adorable little craftsman house that i love is now $80K underwater. we could hold on to this place for 10 more years and it probably won’t be worth what we paid for it. so we’re walking away from it. we’re going to build a house from the ground up & we’ll own it outright. i’m kind of terrified and excited at the same time.

  2. B

    September 24, 2010 at 7:42am

    I think when an idea keeps nagging at you – whispering or nagging – and you can’t shake it off with a “well, I’ll do that some day,” you know it’s time to pay more attention to it.
    .-= B´s last post ..Grammar is Your Friend =-.

  3. Shelly

    September 24, 2010 at 7:44am

    Time and children dictate a lot. I have five little ones, so my dream of becoming a midwife is on hold. My quilting can wait. My sewing is hit and miss. Knitting is my creative outlet right now, because it can be fit in between diapers and bedtime stories.
    For me, right now, life isn’t about my dreams. It is about these five little lives I hold in my hands. There will be plenty of time for my dreams when the nest is empty! :)
    And, you know, I don’t really look forward to that!
    .-= Shelly´s last post ..I’m Not Obsessed- I am Passionate… er- something… =-.

  4. Anne

    September 24, 2010 at 6:45pm

    Usually the universe has to hit me over the head :)

  5. Lucretia

    September 26, 2010 at 3:09pm

    My examples being … losing weight, travelling, and becoming a teacher ….

    When a voice in my head says ‘You have to do this now. It’s not just a dream, you know you can do it.’

  6. Jessica

    October 1, 2010 at 9:39am

    There’s a lot to be said for the wisdom of the still, small voice. Particularly when what it seems to be asking of you seems batshit crazy.

    I’m ignoring mine right now over a dream that is not practical at this point in time or maybe, well, ever. But the whispering doesn’t stop. So, it’s either listen and act or go insane…
    .-= Jessica´s last post ..I guess this about sums me up =-.

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