Making a Life, One Day at a Time
My friend Tara Dixon just had a TedX that made me so happy! It’s called No One Will Ever Have to Say Again: I am not an Artist.
I met Tara last year when I joined a Zoom group doing Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. The Artist’s Way is a book that outlines a 12-week process for releasing blocks to being an artist. The first time I completed The Artist’s Way was over twenty-five years ago. I was in my early 20s and I did the book solo. It was not easy work, but worth the effort. It informed so much of the way I choose to create, and how I view life’s unfolding.
I approach art with a sense of curiosity and play and discovery. And the more I create, the more grateful I feel. And I am excited to share, even if it’s not a masterpiece, or the best song, or whatever – because I love the process.
It was great fun to do the work with others the next time around.
I am so grateful to have had time with Tara. She is a lovely, present, caring, creative person who makes me want to go make some art right now!
Here’s her Ted talk:
During the pandemic (and even now), she painted stones with peaceful, loving messages on them and placed them throughout her neighborhood for people to take. She called her project Love Rocks! Here are some rocks below:
To check out more of her work, go to her website, Tara Dixon. I hope her work inspires you like it does me.
Header image is a love mural painted by Tara in the DUMBO district. It sure makes me miss New York!
Now I am back home, and feeling way more grounded after last week’s not-so-happy adventures – after watching Tara’s video I am super excited to get back to work on the Dismantled Project.
Go make something!
Peace and love,
March 2, 2021