Wednesday, March 08, 2006

No Caffeine-Creative Chaos

It has taken a full week, but today is the first day that I had absolutely no caffeine. After last week's big headache I decided to withdraw gradually, adding less and less real coffee to the morning brew. Today I just forgot to put it in, but it would only have been a few grains anyway. So far no headache.

I am having artistic chaos. Everything in my studio is nearly finished, although I will probably add finishing touches for quite awhile. I have been playing with some new ideas and I am at that point where nothing will take form. Ideas are swinging wildly from one extreme to another and what moved me yesterday is lukewarm today.

2 comments:

Zataod said...

Congratulations on attaining a caffeine-free state. When I go caffeine free, it's like having a dark cloud over my head that follows me everywhere, but eventually, that cloud thins and dissipates, leaving me feeling quite good, wondering why I needed caffeine in the first place.

Do you think the chaos is a direct result of not having caffeine in your life?

Katherine said...

Thank you zataod.

I think the chaos is a normal part of the creative process, but that not having coffee and sweets makes it feel more chaotic than usual.

I like the dark cloud analogy.