Since my last post, there has been lots of activity going on. I took a turn through my long neglected studio. Oh my! It was a terrible mess. It has become kind of a catch all place the past couple years. There were several unfinished projects on the work table...lamps in the process of being rewired, glass garden art projects, paint, glitter, scrapbook supplies, fabric, brushes, spray paint, and tons of other things. The floor was covered with boxes and sacks of items brought home from my antique/collectible booth that was closed in July. piles of wood scraps too good to throw away, picture frames, light fixtures waiting to be used, and various other things. There was so much stuff that there was only a pathway through to the tools and through to the work table. I worked all day and there is still so much more to be done before I will feel the creative move again in there. It is really coming along though. I am busy sorting things into a garage sale pile, trash, and finding places to store the things I want to keep. Hopefully in a couple more days I will be able to start working in there again. I am excited because I feel things welling up inside me that I want to put into art. Not sure if I will be painting or doing something else. I will probably experiment a bit until I find where my new groove is. I am moving again now. Moving down the road towards whatever God has for me. I don't really know what that will be exactly so I have decided to not make it about the end but instead to enjoy the road along the way. Maybe that is where I failed in the past. I want this journey to be different. I want balance in my life and I want to keep my life in a place of peace. I want to enjoy it more. I also want to be a blessing to the people I meet along the way. That is important to me. That is something that matters to me even above my art. I know that seems so backwards for an artist but my past lessons have taught me that it is the people who matter the most. It is the people who I want to move with my art. It is the people who I want reach. I want my art to touch a place inside their hearts. I know that is going to require that it not be like before just pictures or projects that I like and think will sell quick, but instead it needs to come from that deep place inside me. A place where I feel very vulnerable but that is OK because I believe in the end that is what will make my art matter. I had better get back to work so I can get that place back into some sort of order and get down to the creative part.
Until Next Time