As I was writing an email to an artist I admire greatly, I had an epiphany of sorts. I was telling her that when I buy a piece of art or take a class, it is about how that piece or class makes me feel. And I came to the realization, that I have been trying to create things that I think OTHER people would like. And in doing so, I am selling out on my uniqueness and creativity and that is why stuff just doesn't flow from me. Take for example, the necklace in the previous post. Even though I was making it for me (I needed more red in my life! LOL...my sister's will understand) I was going to put a rose in the focal piece because I thought it would appeal to more people. Who cares if it appeals to more people! It's for me right???? And if it wasn't...I should do what I like because that is who I am... That is part of the equation... I think that if one is an artist, you put a little piece of you in everything you make. So...heres to my uniqueness. I vow to not create something because I think "people" will like it. I will create it because I like it and it shows my personality. Needless to say...I did not finish my necklace today... I need to rework my focal piece.