Are you a "Moody" artist?
The moody artist. I think it's fair to say that's a pretty common perception of creative people. I most certainly can attest to that, being that I am creative, and most definitely a moody one at that.
Yes, I own it.
My emotions can run the gamut, like a wild, out of control, belligerent roller coaster ride that will leave an audience with unapologetic whiplash (just ask my husband). Moodiness has always been a part of who I am, and no matter how hard I try to control it, seems to get the best of me. And it strikes without warning.
I know. Sounds like a mental condition, but I think there's a difference between being moody, and having to struggle and cope with a mental illness.
For one, being moody doesn't run that deep. It's like one minute the lake top is smooth and pristine, and the next it's a bit choppy. Whereas, I think of mental challenges to be more like smooth pristine to rogue wave action.
And, moodiness, in my opinion, is harder on the moody person then it is on the people around the moodiness. "Oh, she's just being moody today." Whatever, walk away.
The Moody Blues.
Today, I'm moody. Everything is getting on my nerves, and I'm prone to outbursts of cursing, sighing heavily, and pulling out the 'whoa is me' violin that plays long notes filled with dramatic vibrato. And I can't tell you why that is. It just is. And I kinda hate it when I get like this because now I'm getting on my nerves.
Oh, to be creative, and cursed with moodiness.
Please tell me I'm not the only one?
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