by David LeMieux
It is with a little sadness that I admit that I did not participate in this years Trunk or Treat.
I had an awesome idea and about a month ago I got started on the beginning work for it. Somewhere along the way, though, it became apparent that I wouldn't be able to complete it and unfortunately after that I never switched to another, perhaps easier, idea.
The creative process is interesting. Not every idea takes off and of the ones that do not many are ever completed. I am not upset that I wasn't able to participate this year and protect my reign as King of the Trunk or Treat. In fact, it was relaxing to just take my kids and enjoy the evening. But when I am not making things I feel like I am just sitting around twiddling my thumbs. It isn't a feeling I like.
That is why I am such a proponent of just doing things. Have an idea? Work on it in some small way. A sketch. A list. Initial research.
This has been an off year. I have gotten a lot done, but not in the areas I expected.