A blog about art making and how this relates to everyday life experiences
Monday, September 5, 2016
It was a wonderful summer and now I am back in my life. It is clear to me that I need structure. One month away was enough for me. It was filled with family, friends, beach time and lobster. I was also able to take a fabulous three day book making workshop. I loved it. I had summer art goals that I actually met and now I am getting ready for an open studio and a gallery reception, both in October. Oh yes, and both my grandchildren's birthdays, an apple picking party that I am re-instituting, an Art Garfunkle concert, my 39th anniversary weekend and who knows what else? I learned a lot about myself this summer, it was empowering. Mostly it was about trusting myself, honoring myself and letting go of residual fears and life regrets. I thought I had already figured this out but I went deeper and feel as if I came fully into myself. I learned more clearly how to take a step back and breathe through the rough spots and then let go. Worrying and holding onto anxt does not serve any purpose. I remember telling a client who worried a lot to save all his worries up and sit down each evening for 1/2 hour and then allow himself to worry. The next week when he came in, I asked how it had gone. He said he didn't do it because it seemed stupid and a waste of time. "That's the whole point" I replied. So let go and free yourself up!!!