I am off to play amongst the Pixie Dust! I am so excited to show my favorite little Woodland Fairies just how Magical such a place can be! I'm sure you can all guess where I will be going! I will return soon with Happy Spirits and with Memories of Dreams Come True!
First I have to say that I am ONE PROUD MAMA! My little angel painted this almost entirely by herself. I helped a bit with the wings. It is on an 18x24 canvas that now proudly hangs in her room above her desk. She is proud and I am to! She refers to herself as "The Little Blackberry Briar" and she is looking forward to the day when she can sell her art. :0)
Now for Change. I am in need of Structure and Schedule in my life. For so many years now I have lived by the seat of my pants taking each moment as it came without any preparation or organization. This is freeing, but it also can spiral out of control and leave a person feeling MIGHTY overwhelmed, which is the point that I am at now and have been for some time.
Some of you may have remembered me starting a work out routine back in early spring last year. I was consistent through the whole summer and BAM when the kids went back to school, I fell off the wagon and then had an injury that held me back even more.
So this 2009 I am committing to a workout routine Everyday. It makes my mind and my body feel free. I feel accomplished and I feel a little bit like my Pre-Mom self again. That is something I have struggled with. Losing Me. I wasn't always an artist as some of you have read. I was an athlete. I have come to learn that I still need that part of me. My life has been blessed and enriched with art now which is a bonus! Balance is what I am trying to achieve.
I am also waking up to the reality that Balance takes work. Dreams take work to some degree. There is Magic mixed in, but in order to achieve success, effort needs to be involved.
Thanks to so many of you that inspire me on a daily basis. I feel to connected and normal when I read that you experience some of the same things that I feel. I will stop my rambling now. I am off to create. :0)
I wanted to share my very First Painting of 2009 with you. It is titled Courage to Fly. This year I have made a promise to do something creative every day. I need to face my fears and Create for my Soul.
Kelly, I cannot express just how much I have enjoyed this book and just how much it has inspired me!! I am telling you that it is just what I needed to move forward creatively. If you don't already have this book, please please go and buy it. You won't be sorry. Kelly's art is INCREDIBLE and the inspiration and insight she has written is priceless. Thank You!
I hope that you and your families enjoyed a wonderful Holiday Season and celebrated the Ringing in of the New Year!
I have been enjoying time with my family while we are all on holiday and home from work/school.
Did any of you make Resolutions? I have made resolutions in the past. Some are kept and others seem to get pushed tot he side. This year some of my goals involve ORGANIZATION! I have that artists Lack of concept when it comes to organizing. My brain is always five steps ahead of what I seem to be doing. Which happens to leave some projects unfinished and supplies not put back to where they belong which ultimately winds up becoming a cluttered workspace with no inspiration! I would like to move forward and work on one (maybe two) projects at a time and finish them before I move onto another. I hope that this will give my brain some clarity.
I also would like to create in some way shape or form on a daily basis. Creating is for ME! It is my passion and my release, so I need to make it a part of my daily life. I will be sharing my progress along the way with plenty of photos. :0)
I have so many other small resolutions that I want to focus on as well. One of course being fitness. I need to re-commit to that. The holidays always seem to throw that right out the window.
May your 2009 be Blessed with Happiness and Peace. I look forward to sharing with you artistically this year!