scarlet's walk (kisstheviolets) wrote,
scarlet's walk

more creativity, and zines

i got the most fabulous zine from moderngypsy today, that i thoroughly recommend to anyone interested in visual creativity - the mind's eye. eliza, i think it's fabulous !! i can't stop reading it. is that your real handwriting? it's gorgeous ! *jealous* it thoroughly inspires me, which right now isn't such a great thing because i'm trying to do too many things at once, and getting frustrated that i can't do it all. i need to send out artist trading cards for this swap here, and i should have known better than to sign up for any more projects so close to christmas time; i didn't get time to start on them until this weekend, and i just know that i'm not sending out my best artwork. i can do a lot better.

i sometimes feel like i have too many ideas running through my head, and my impatient nature insists that i do it all, now, NOW. i wish i could.

it's ironic, actually, that i got eliza's zine in the mail today, because i started thinking this morning about the idea of putting together yet another zine, this one about unleashing creativity, finding inspiration, not being afraid to make things. i suppose that's similar to moderngypsy's, although i had actually forgotten i'd ordered it so it wasn't a conscious imitation; although this would be broader, not about one art medium (such as visual journalling), but about...i don't know, creativity in all sorts of things? inspiration in the smallest of places? hmm. now that i start to put the ideas into word form, the idea doesn't seem so concrete after all. i think when i get a spare moment, i'll start writing it and see where it goes. after all, no-one else has to read it if it doesn't work out. i was going to call it something cheesy like "starsparks: igniting your creative flame" (named after my poor defunct zine distro). i'd like to inspire people to not be afraid to be creative. you all can be, you know.

although, speaking of zines, i think i've decided not to do the south east asia / tsunami zine after all... i know many of you lovelies liked the idea and offered to contribute (and thankyou so much for that, i really appreciate it xo), i just don't think... well in the end, i'm probably not the right person to do something like that. because all i have is opinion, and it's opinion that's no different from probably half the western world; why would people pay to read that? in the end, we all have opinions and thoughts and ideas and reactions to what happened; but what can we offer that hasn't already been said and done? it's not like i'm an expert in the subject. other people have so much more to say, so much more intelligent things to say about it; what can i add that is worthy of any attention?

i like the fundraising idea for the appeal; but i just don't know if a zine is the right thing to do. not by me, anyway. if anyone else with better articulation would like to take over or claim this idea, you are more than welcome to it ;)

i so badly want to go and work on my art journal now. thanks, eliza ;) also i want to write more, loads more; but i have to go to bed instead. sigh. good thing work's pretty quiet at the moment, really.


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