I know you’re very big into printmaking. Monkeyropepress.com, after all, is an arts and crafts printmaking resource for people all over the world.
We get people from all walks of life checking out our website for all sorts of patterns and, most importantly, inspirations so they can take their printmaking adventures to a whole other level.
With that said, if we focus too much on our work, we burn out. Sure, right now, at this point, you’re probably putting in a lot of hours, but those hours simply melt away because when you lose yourself in printmaking, it doesn’t feel like work.
It feels like you’re playing music with your art. It feels like you are creating new worlds with your hands. It’s as if you were speaking words of love to yourself based on the prints that speak to you.
There’s just something awesome about creativity. I get all of that. But the problem is, the more you do that and the more you stick to that pattern, the more you dry up that deep reservoir of the vital intellectual and emotional energy that you need to keep pushing forward.
I’m not talking about passion. Don’t get me wrong. Passion is like a sugar high. You can go for a long time with passion, but eventually, you would be running on empty.
You keep pushing forward, but the energy isn’t there. You remain eager, but the inspiration has long gone.
So do yourself a big favor, don’t burn out. Achieve some sort of mental, psychological and spiritual balance with your arts and crafts lifestyle.
I understand that printmaking constitutes a large part of your life. I’m not taking that away, nor am I denigrating it or diminishing it in any way, shape or form.
Still, you need to get real because you have to take care of yourself. You are responsible for yourself. And if you do not achieve some sort of balance, you will burn out.
This is why I suggest you mix things up. Engage in a little bit of physical activity like biking, walking around the block, or buying the kind of balance board UK fans seek out.
When you ride your balance board, your mind is focused and it unclenches from the stuff that you do for your arts and crafts hobby. You start looking at things from a different perspective.
And this might just be the key to greater relaxation. Believe it or not, this might also be the key to greater inspiration.
So do yourself a big favor, learn to let go a little bit and you’d be surprised that sometimes when you let go, you end up attracting more. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
Well, there’s only one way to find out. Start on it today.