Lately, I have been focusing on finishing a workshop with the intention of also making art. The reality is, I get some of the workshop done everyday and that’s all the time there is. Life and helping with Mom are filling my days. Sometimes I accept it, sometimes I don’t.
It’s easier and takes a lot less energy when I am accepting.
I keep thinking I should be able to do more, and yet, this is where I am.
And I am grateful. I am healthy, I have a place to rest my head every night, and I am safe. My life just dramatically changed and I am finding myself with my feet on the ground. My heart is full and it is expanding.
I have so many ideas. They just keep coming. I am lucky that I have to choose what ideas I will focus on for the time-being. At the same time, my physical energy for the work is low, though that’s beginning to shift. It still feels like winter, my cottage is cold, I’m adjusting to grey skies. And yet, Spring is happening. Energy is coming back.
Sometimes low energy happens when I work in isolation. Sometimes my mind in isolation feels like feathers caught in a wind storm heading toward a bucket of tar. Sometimes isolation feels like going back to sleep. Sometimes it feels like singing at the top of my lungs and dancing in my underwear. It’s like that.
(This is why I am so grateful to be in or near New York City again – I can easily see people when isolation is too much. And not only see just any people, though that is part of it, I can get together with people who share the same values as me, and who are making art and music and comedy and writing. It’s a relief)!
And sometimes, to create, isolation is necessary.
While I don’t rely on responses about my work, little things – like when my art makes people happy – give me an energy boost. It’s a sign I am doing the right thing. A path I can see before me, at least for a few steps, to keep on going.
I received this message yesterday on social media from Vinnie Hancock, the new owner of the painting Be, Do, Have. It brightened my day!
“In order to create the life you want, you must first BE the person that you want to be and DO the things that person would do in order to HAVE the reality you want.
Be, Do, Have
Oil on canvas
12″ × 30″
This painting was created by my friend Holly Troy. I believe she gets her energy from the sky and the universe and transforms it to canvas. I thought I would let it get re-energized under the sky, kind of like the way you put a crystal in the Sun. Look at the way this painting vibrates. I love it so much. It’s inspiring‼️❤️”
Bringing happiness into people’s lives is a big deal. I love when my art makes people happy!
This is another painting that seems to match it’s place so well. Be, Do, Have has a new home in the great northwest – Washington state.
(I swear, my paintings travel more than I do.)
And it’s really great that the painting brings joy and inspiration. Because I made art, now someone else is gonna go make art – or do the thing they do!
Yes! That’s a good thing – a good ripple effect!
What more could I hope for??
March 31, 2022
Elizaville, New York
Photo of Be, Do, Have by Vinnie Hancock.
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