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Friday, June 12, 2009

On Second Thought...

I quit all of the art/photography, forever. Most people assume that I have some kind of innate, creative "drive" &/or that my creative attempts made me "happy" or brought me some kind of "pleasure." Most people are wrong. (Please note that I'm not pointing fingers or assigning any kind of blame. I'm just making a statement.)
I may continue this blog, but I doubt it...right now I can't say.
Thanks to my patrons for truly appreciating my art. Thanks to everyone for the visits & comments.
For now...peace out.

25 comments:

Chrissy said...

I am sorry Lana because on this one I do think I am guilty...perhaps in a way it is because that is what I wish to believe..
I wish you peace and happiness, whatever path you choose and sitting here I feel quite stupidly upset because I missed how bad you are really feeling...
Once again in my life, I cannot help although I would like to, please delete all of this as you wish, I cannot find your email.XX

Travis Erwin said...

I hate to hear this for it will be our loss, both the art and your blog.

I wish you only the best whatever you path you choose to follow and I will always cherish the painting you sent me. Once I get my writing room arranged how I want it I will send you a photo of it hanging in it's place of distinction.

David Cranmer said...

And peace to you and Charles. I've enjoyed stopping by here and relished your thoughts and opinions on a variety of subjects beyond the art world. Maybe once in awhile you can pop in to let us know what's up. But most importantly best of success in all that you decide to do.

Ello said...

Lana - I'm so sorry that you are feeling this way. Please know that it was always such a pleasure for me to see your wonderful photographs and artwork. I wish you and Charles the best.

debra said...

please keep in touch--whatever your decision. I love the quiet thoughtful nature of your work. And I understand. xox

Bird said...

You must be exhausted, it's obvious how hard you work. Sometimes I look at my mountain of crafts and wonder what the hell I'm going to do with them all; people sometimes think that if you are trying to do something creative it must one big holiday of self expression, it isn't regarded as "work" or even hard. If the work side had got too much for you I think you are wise to stop. And I am with Chrissy all the way when it comes to not quite getting how bad you felt, I am so sorry.

PS:- maybe keep up the blog as a journal? Only if you feel the need to...

Dave Coulter said...

I probably share a lot of your feelings regarding art/creativity, etc. I enjoy writing, and for awhile there I really wanted to get stuff published. I haven't had a lot of success that way, but I still enjoy writing because it makes ME happy. If other people like it, so much the better.

It's not bad to take a break...

earthtoholly said...

Hey Lana...

Me too. Guilty, that is. I'm gonna have to say 'ditto' to Chrissy's and Bird's remarks. You're so right about assumptions. You just have no idea what's going on with others unless you're right there in their head. I apologize...

And I, too, am so sorry about your not feeling well. I get the couch and crying thing.

So take care, Lana, and know that Lucy and I have really enjoyed your visits, as well as the peaceful aura of your blog. I hope you decide to keep it, but if not, know that you're always welcome at ETH if you're in the neighborhood.

Peace to you and Charles...

Travis said...

Best of luck to you!

Steve Malley said...

I persevere in hoping that's it's only goodbye for now. I'm way too fond of your work to say goodbye for good...

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey sweetheart,

Best of luck in whatever you decide about art/photography/ and blogging. The only thing I know is that we can never know what anyone else is going through or what he or she needs at the time. I've enjoyed your point of view very much -- both words and art. You challenge me and make me think. Thank you -- and much love to you and Charles now and always.

Laurie Powers said...

I will miss you Lana. I've never regretted obtaining one of your prints because it gave me a chance to get to know you. I hope that you will keep in touch. I'm here whenever you want to 'talk.' In the meantime peace and love to you and Charles.

Chris Eldin said...

I will miss you, and I'm also very sorry for not reading the meaning in your words.
I truly hope you find the path which brings you happiness.
I still hope to see you over at Charles' blog...

Shauna Roberts said...

I was guilty of wrong assumptions, too, and I'm sorry that I didn't see what you were really saying. I hope you get a good rest and find what will make you happy (besides Charles). Selfishly, I hope you continue your blog. I haven't commented on every post, but I've always enjoyed them.

Avery DeBow said...

Whatever you choose do do, be it public or private, do it well and be happy.

JafaBrit's Art said...

Trusting your instincts and needs are so important and if that means not using your creativity for art/photography so be it. I wish you the best.

ivan@creartivewriting.ca said...

I know the feeling.

Hung op on one novel for twenty years. Lose family job, kids to work on the Big Project.
Finally had to publishe the Big Project myself to mixed results.

But there was the book after that one. It moved.
Picasso had to learn longhand first?
Still, damned painful.

Scott said...

Lana,

Sorry to hear you feel this way. I hope that you do change your mind, because I do like your art/photography, but you do whatever you need to be happy. Take care!

Doson said...

Hugs*
Take Care

dotartdude said...

Do what's right for you.

Mo

Natural said...

whatever you decide, it still was to get to know you a little bit, your art work, i love the nsture tidbits that you share on your blog. the photos, the artwork. it's been relaxing.

i am sorry to hear that you might give up your photography. i'm just starting to get into it again, but for pleasure. i have entered a few contests, but i'm not about to make it a business or work.

best to you!

letspaintnature said...

Oh no! Take time off and think about it. You'll find your way.
Chris

Sphinx Ink said...

I've been trying to catch up on my friends' blogs and just read this post on yours. I'm dismayed. Although I rarely comment on your blog, I always enjoy seeing your photos, artwork, and reading your thoughts. I would miss the blog if you end it.

I suspect your frustration and despair are due, at least partly, to living in pain and to hormonal changes. I hope you can get the pain resolved, and the hormonal changes eventually will pass.

My heart goes out to you, since I have been through such moments of despair myself numerous times. I have discovered, however, that if I wait long enough, "this too shall pass."

As for pursuing your creative endeavors, you must do what is right for you. If stopping everything leaves you feeling better, in whatever way, then you will have made the right decision.

My thoughts are with you, and I'm sending good vibes your way.

Capcom said...

Sorry to learn this. We'll miss your creativity, your unique and talented visions add much to the world. Please forgive us for taking the role of encouragers if it was not the right course. Do whatever you need to get well. I suffer from varying degrees of daily chronic pain from previous cancer treatments, which has also adversly affected my creativity (and personality) in a big way, so I understand.

Many prayers for your health and vitality to return. :-)

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