This week has not been as productive as I would have liked. But life gets in the way, my aches and pains get in the way, and I’ve got to make the best of it. I could easily have thrown the towel in, but I didn’t. That’s the main thing. Perseverance is key in all walks of creativity.
I came to know this through my writing. Rejection slip after rejection slip came through the letterbox before I got my first piece published, and what a thrill that was. The grin on my face said it all, but I think running around our home screaming at the top of my voice that finally I’d done it, let everyone know I was pleased.
However, there’s more to perseverance than just reaching one’s goal. There’s all the effort one puts in to write another story or another article, despite the rejection slips still coming through the door. That’s perseverance, too. There are days when words flow from the fingertips to the keyboard without as much as a second thought, but then there are days when nothing comes out. It’s on those days that perseverance is key. The willingness just to keep on writing, no matter what (perseverance), is what gets one there in the end.
Anyway, my pieces this week for PPF are a couple of pages from my art journals, again. I really must get out the watercolour paper that I’ve stored away at the back of the wardrobe. The paper in these sketchbooks is not perfect for watercolour (what do you expect for £1.50 each), but I’m getting so much enjoyment out of filling them that I don’t really mind.
I'm sticking with the colorful theme from last week. I hope you like them. Have a great weekend.
This post is linked to Paint Party Friday.