Michelle and Cello

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Merry-Go-Round

It's time for another ride on the merry-go-round! Jump on and join a group of artists/crafts-women as they link around the world and tell you a little about their lives in art and craft.

This month's question that myself and 8 other women will answer is seasonal and related to it feeling so winterly - "How do the different seasons and weather affect you in your art and craft?"

Well, it is good or bad depending how you feel that in Singapore there is no season. It is summer all the time. There are only dry and rainy seasons. The dry season starts from May and last to November. Towards end of the year, it is cool rainy season.

Since there is not much difference in the weather here, I am not affected by the different seasons in my art. But I am do affected by lots of things, the holidays such as Christmas, new year and my vocation time and also just something that pops out from somewhere.

I am attracted to many things and sometime confused of what I really want. When I saw something that sells very well in the Internet such as fashion, I am so attracted to it and want to do the same thing. I forgot what made me to pursuit the art in the first place.

But it is ok. I try not to be tough to myself. I allow myself to be confused and to try something else. But I also remind myself that I must concentrate on something that I really want. I can adjust along the way and should not be too stubborn to change. But I must stick to the thing that I really like and want to do and perfect it.

The only thing is it is just too difficult to know what I do is right and wrong. You cannot be persistent on something that is not right.

I haven't worked much this week due to problems with my computer. It is a good time to think more and do a bit less.

Have a nice weekend and don't forget to visit others:

You may find the article is not on some of the blogs due to time differences, do come to visit in a later time.

5 comments:

'fancypicnic' said...

Lily, I think I feel the same - there are so many things that I see, and I think I want to have a go at them. And that's fine...for a change of scene/pure enjoyment, but you have to be able to tell yourself to stop devoting too many hours to it if it doesn't really 'work' for us...difficult sometimes?
As for your weather, well I envy you the dry season, but I am so NOT a rainy season person!!
Thanks for sharing xx

Easterya said...

I can relate to the confusion you mention, I feel I'm drowning sometimes, and I totally agree with you, it helps to remind ourselves why we started. I love your blog, I always feel stronger after reading it. Thanks Lily!

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

I think feeling confused in your art is probably something that we all battle with, by the nature of our creativity we are often attracted to so many different things and all at the same time! Sometimes we must be strong and refocus to get our work done, but the day dreams and the side roads we take along the way are good for us I think! They are what makes us each an artist.

Sara xx

Ruth said...

Hmm. Good to hear about your lack of seasons. When I lived in Sanibel, Florida it was similar. It did get a little cold in winter in the evenings - but that was all relative. We got the hot summer day rains at 4pm everyday - but it's not like you wore different clothes at different times of the year. I missed the seasons. In California we have no rain for months and I'm always glad when it comes and I can light a fire and snuggle down.....
By the way, I gave the laptop skin to my friend for her birthday and she loved it! Thanks

Marian said...

I think it is good when we see different things and are drawn to try them out. That is how you learn... and knowledge is never useless... someday it might all fall into place. who knows?
I was thinking of you when we started with this season question because I thought, well Lily probably doesn't have many seasons...wet and dry. The constant rain probably still makes the time of the year a more indoors one, right??