I do art everyday – either by actually creating something or by mentally envisioning, thinking about and planning the next possible project. I wonder if degrees of passion are what separate dabblers/hobbyists from – well…..others like me. I can’t imagine ignoring my passion. It is all consuming and requires constant attention (and not always my best friend – is a great friend so demanding?). I recently had a few opportunities to be among people interested in art quilting but realized, very quickly, that the dedication I bring to my craft is way out of proportion to theirs. It was quite the eye opener! Yes, Denise….yet another personal trait (quirk) that is important for you to be aware of and monitor appropriately when in the company of others….sigh….sometimes I just feel weird (but wouldn’t change it for the world)…..
we're all "weird" in our own creative ways, that's what makes us interesting :-) But I hear you. Its amazing to realize how others dabble in whatever our passion is, completely mind boggling as its such a non-option for us....
A lovely piece of art. Enjoyed your thoughts on the interest/dedication levels of each person. If there's a scale, I'm right up there at the top.
I totally "get" the group you were with. (I hope your feelings weren't hurt too badly.) I guess us "weirdos" just have to stick together for support!
I'm with you, my art is all consuming too. When I'm with others I feel out of place. They seem more well rounded in activities and community, but I wouldn't change my life, it is fulfilling to me.
You are not weird. If you are weird then I am weird. I think its others cause they haven't found their passion or gift.
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