Glad to be a creator

This is now the fifth time I’ve started this blog post. The writing is not coming easily today and emotions are getting in the way.

I wish to send my thoughts to Stan Lee’s family and friends. While I never actually had the chance to meet him, my son ran into him several times at conventions. I would like to think that we would’ve gotten along quite well, both of us being creators and all.

I am thankful that I get to be a creator. Even on days when the writing isn’t going well. I know this too will pass. It, more than likely, is actually a stalling period right before a major idea strikes. Pregnant women often talk about how the baby stops moving right before it’s born, as if the child is conserving energy. Well, that didn’t happen with either of mine that I recall, but I know it happens with ideas. Usually there is a short time where I feel lacking all creativity. Then, suddenly, BANG! The story is out of the gate.

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Have you made the decision?

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”

—-John Pierpont Morgan

Inspiration Falls
Inspireation Falls
18″ x 36″ acrylic on wrapped canvas
©2010 Dawn Blair
Available at my website

Making great art

Is only possible if first you make good art. Making good art only possible if at first you make art. To make art, you must take action. To do an action, you must first make the decision to to do it.

It all boils down to that first decision.

Your choice.


As always, it is your choice.

It is your choice of what to make, what to create. It is your choice of when and where to work. It is even your choice to not work at your art.

What’s important is that you make the choice rather than chasing your guilt in an endless circle.

Choose. Choose wisely. But make the decision and have no regrets.