Recently at a holiday family dinner, my lovely sister in law said, "I just don't know how anybodywould have the time to play Candy Crush."
I was noticeably silent - a rare occurrence as you can well imagine. I mean, some how since the beginning of summer I've managed to find the time for Candy Crush - to the tune of
Or has it?
Upon reflection, I believe I've learned some really good lessons from my time playing this country's latest puzzle craze that would apply to my creative life.
- Practice Pays Off - The more I practice - the higher my scores got - they might not be the best of the
competitors"Friends" but I do my personal best with a bit of practice
- Persistence Pays Off, too - Sometimes when I just kept trying a stage over and over - ohhh and over . . . I can become the best on that level.
- Patterns Aren't Always Apparent - but they will emerge - just like in the game - you can find the patterns in everyday life which will make your work more rhythmic and smooth
- Sometimes Serendipity is good - "Happy accidents" although not planned do manage to help tremendously in this game - as well as in my art
- Playing a series of levels leads to better skill - the puzzles are placed in series which helps you gain a skill as your progress - That's why working in series is good for your art
I don't have to ever apologize for the way I have fun. The same with my art - I never have to
apologize for my art.
Now all that said - this is NOT a suggestion for you to go out and play Candy Crush. In fact, its addictive and a huge time hole if you're not careful. That's why I'm putting myself on a Candy Crush Clock to make sure I don't play too much every day.
Now I'm sure you're wondering why this came to mind at this time of year. Well the QuiltArt group is coming up with their words of the year (its an annual thing). The last few years, I've blogged my words - and then promptly really didn't follow up (Shock! - Dismay!- Horror! ) So this year I'm giving myself a more concrete resolution of not wasting time on Candy Crush and to keep a log of studio time. I like to see the number of hours add up (I am a Math Girl at heart after all!)
This week I did spend a TON of hours getting together my homework for Elizabeth Barton's Class - its not all quite done - nor am I done exploring. Gosh you start delving into value and you can get lost in it! I promise to show off the best of mine next week though!
May you all have a Blessed New Year!
So What are your Creative Resolutions for 2014?