New Blog Name: The Artist’s Nest

A short word about the new name of my blog. I love the idea of a nest. It’s cozy, it’s a place to incubate, to grow, and to finally hatch and grow again. It provides the foundation for flying.

I believe, as artists, as creators, we need spaces that are safe and welcoming, spaces where we can rest and reflect on what came up for us during our creating. And our creating is so integrally connected to the other aspects of our lives, that everything we are going through affects that creation. Creating can be joyful and exhilarating, but it can also be scary. It’s a risk. And we need to care for the parts of ourselves that create. Sometimes our inner nurturer needs to wrap her arms around our creative wild child. Otherwise we can burn ourselves out, or fly from the nest, jump off the edge, before we’re truly ready.

So this blog, previously called Perfectionists and Procrastinators Unbound, will continue to focus on what helps us create and the challenges creators face — both in the shaping of beautiful works of art, and beautiful lives.

6 thoughts on “New Blog Name: The Artist’s Nest

  1. I have written a fairy story/fable about healing my inner child. I totally enjoyed painting the illustrations and meeting my inner nurturer, to use your term. She is my Fairly-Good Mother.


  2. Jill, this looks really great. I’m so glad for you finding your way into this writing and work. Congratulations! If you are ever interested, I’d be happy to talk to you about meditation, both still and dynamic for you and/or your clients. Wishing you peace and happiness, Hillary


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