Muses, Monsters suggested by Cigdem Kobu
My muses and my monsters have been at war lately.
I have some of each, and they are pretty equal in terms of strength and influence, though one often gets the better of the other and I never really know who will win the tug-of-war any given hour.
When the Monsters are winning I don’t seem to get any drawing or painting or writing done.
This might seem a cop out, as if I’m blaming my lack of productivity on “monsters,” but I stand by this story and here is why:
- Even at their best and nicest, Monsters interrupt things. (Interruptions are not good for creativity.)
- When the Monsters are tired, EVERYONE is tired.
- Monsters get their feelings hurt easily, which is annoying and sad. And distracting.
- Monsters tend to be loud, and I am noise sensitive (just ask my husband and his blasting stereo).
- Monsters at heart are insecure, which is confusing to both me and the muses.
When I sat down to write this blog post, the monsters were out dancing around a bit, but in the end they decided to take a little nap!
Please comment here or at the blog with any two words (they can be related to each other, or two random words), and I will pick a pair and try to come up with a drawing or piece of writing based on those two words.
Frannie Stevens-Meshorer said:
I JUST LOVE YOU MIZ CARLA .. AND SO DOES SOFIA, ISZABEL, AND ALESSANDRA. monsters, meanies, magicians, mermaids, and marvelous manifestations .. we love ALL of YOU!!!!
Catnip Blog said:
Methinks Monsters can be Muses and Muses can be Monsters . . .
Sheila Marie Delgado said:
Methinks, maybe monsters just need a bit of benign representation, painted, printed, stitched or cut out, to feel less excluded and less destructive. Become loveable monsters maybe?
nancy malone said:
It’s just what I needed! Not lame. Monsters may have a few of us tied up!
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Great post. Two words: Pretty scary
Karen Bumstead said:
Yep I am trying to make friends with my monsters, maybe if I do they won’t feel so needy!
I’m trying to soothe my monsters: sleep trees
Barbara Fox said:
Su-sieee! Mac said:
I’ve been letting the monsters dance all they want. I have noticed that they have begun to tire.
No morning noise!
It has to be very still and quiet the first 45 mins.
Then,maybe then the TV can go on…