A busy few art filled days have passed now, and it looks like the next few will be spent organizing and settling in to work on new projects.
I’m really glad Sara and I decided to follow our art calling and participate in various shows and festivals throughout the past year. That choice brought us many opportunities and we have met many interesting people along the way.
My teaching days are over for the summer, and I’m at a blessed, slow pace state right now: no deadlines, no rushing.
My creative side is calling again and I’ve decided to answer. I am taking a hand building clay class–not to become a potter or anything close–but to participate in something challenging to me. I know the process will lead to new ideas, new pieces that I might not have thought of otherwise.
I’ve decided to create spaces for art throughout the day. It’s my work now, and I’m going to treat it as such. The 2015 Index Card A Day project is gearing up to start June 1. If you are interested in being part of a creative and supportive online art community, you might choose to check out their site (on Facebook).I’ve decided to submit my attempts–good /bad/in-between. These are just moments in time. It’s ok if they’re not all fabulous!
There comes a point when you realize some things about life. You have power to choose. There is such power in our choices.
This past few days, some interesting things happened to me.
I held a blue eyed baby I’d just met who slept in my arms as a crowd of passers by enjoyed an outdoor festival.
I listened as a displaced gentleman recited poetry to me, even though he was sick and far from home.
I pressed clay into random shapes, that though imperfect, did not exist before I touched them.
Everything we choose connects us to something else. We have so much possibility before us. Choose your joy.