Last year I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Big Magic and I can say it really did have a significant effect on me and how I view myself and my art. Worth a read if you’re feeling creatively stagnant. I was not going anywhere with my art. I would just say ‘yeah I’m going to do this or I should do that’ but never actually took any steps or made any decisions that would get me anywhere. In a way there was safety in that, I could hide there in my comfortable inertia, never put myself out there, but ultimately I knew that it was making me sad and cranky. Reading Big Magic just lifted a cloud and said to me give it a go, what have you got to lose?
My goal is to live a creative life. the decisions I’m making have to lead me to my mountain. This website is a step toward the base camp.
Farley is an artist who has chosen to follow her art.