Just Use It Up...
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'. Erma Bombeck
I am thinking today about the way I try to save things. I know it is cliche- but my grandmother only used the good dishes at Holidays and I have a whole lot of her in me. I've gotten past the good dishes thing by only having one set of dishes, but I am solidly guilty of hoarding ideas and materials. Projects and promises. This spring has been about relearning some old lessons, and this one is coming around again.
I can't wait until I am a better artist to paint the canvases that I have collected. I can't wait until I am a better singer or songwriter to get out the ideas I have today. Today's materials are the path to that artist, silly.
Besides, while I love the sentiment of this Erma Bombeck quote, she is wrong. I know there is no way to actually use it up. There are always more images and ideas and inspired moments. They will always keep coming.