Sunday, February 07, 2010

Baby Steps

I know how frustrating it is to return often to a blog which has not been updated in weeks. However, as an artist, sometimes growth needs to occur on the inside. This tends to leave incomplete thoughts to share. I have been listening to my heart, to figure out how to move forward, with all that I want to accomplish. I often stop in my tracks when my creative ideas want to race in too many directions. I need to pull back and realize that it is rather simple.
Baby Steps. So much can be accomplished in 15 minutes. At least I am further along than if I did nothing for those 15 minutes. In the end it does matter, because it all adds up.

I realize when I hit a brick wall, if I am patient, a hand usually appears to lift me up over it. Or the light shines on the path so that I can find my way around it. There is no doubt in my mind, that walls will continue to show up along the journey. It is empowering to know that obstacles are what makes being creative so incredibly rich.

There is freedom in understanding others are going to be there to encourage my journey. I was given this gift, to lift up others through my vision, as I am lifted by their passion. My training has given me the strength to know I can do whatever I put my mind to. Yet, I can not be "all", and I can not be in" all places". If I am going to use the gift, that I was given, I have to let go of some of the voices in my head. Listening is good, but at times you have to tell some of those voices that, "Now is not the time". It can be compelling to jump into new waters, but the energy to complete the new tasks at hand are not available Much better to support those that are trained to swim those waters, to reach the other side. My commitment is to my self, my goals, my visions. I have been told that my art touches people in profound ways. I enter this next decade with the goal to share the best work that I can.

Completion of Treasures is first on my list. I move forward with baby steps from here: