Part III of the new SF mini series looked at from an artist's perspective in a different angle and light: "The Seven Deadly Sins":
This week's topic for Friday April 6th: Sin #2: GREED!
This is an ugly one as well....uuuuh! What is it you are greedy about or feel greedy about? Is it material or is it a behavior? Are you greedy for emotions? Do you hoard? How do you want to change for the better? It can be small steps or do you rather take a big step to change?
I suppose I am greedy about materials. I don't buy craft supplies with the intention of just hoarding them. I buy them to use them (though I can be stingy with my favorite supplies, not wanting them to run out)... But I do find that no matter how many supplies I get, I can always think of something more I'd like to have, and I guess that qualifies as greed.
Whether it's beautiful beads...
...or gorgeous findings...
...or inks, stamps, and glitter...
...I want it all! ;o)
Of course, I don't buy it all. So I'm not completely awful, am I? (g)
Like many people, I sometimes feel greedy for the praise and admiration of others-- for some sort of recognition or success. However, any time my work does get noticed, I tend to flee the scene and avoid reading the feedback! Guess I'm just weird. ;o)
As for changing things-- I can change my spending habits by avoiding places where I have the opportunity to buy craft supplies. (It's not really a problem, as it is. I mean, it's not like I'm going into debt or something. ;o) But it would still be good for me to focus more on using the materials I have rather than daydreaming about what I might do with the materials I don't have.)
And I don't think the desire for praise is too much of a problem, either, but to prevent it from becoming one, I can focus more on the joy I get from the actual process of working on my projects. If I'm happy with something, I shouldn't worry too much about having others confirm my own feelings. :o)