See...I love what I do...I love you all to. But there is only one of me...not three...just me!
So...what to do? When someone like you...OK...stop the presses...enough with the corny rhymes!
I will get to the point as I am sure ya all have lots to do this wonderful day.
I want this post to be about gratitude and growth, balance and bliss.
I am so grateful for all of you who have shown an interest in my work. Thanks to those who have requested custom work. Thanks for your questions, your suggestions and your trust.
You inspire me
You make me happy
You have given me a outlet for my creativity for which I will always be thankful.
If I could hug all of you...I would!
A number of you have requested custom pieces...and I have agreed to do this in a few cases. But the more I do it, the more I realize that my heart just isn't in it. My heart is in the right place when I create a one of kind...when I have to reinvent the wheel each time I sit down to work...that is where I find my bliss. I take great pride in what I do, each little stitch or paint stroke is planned with care and attention.
When I do custom work I am often repeating a pattern, recreating something I have made before....and my heart just isn't present when I do this...and it shows...and that is something I don't want to happen! I am an artist(not to toot my own horn) and like a painter or a sculptor I like to invent new works...not create the same thing over and over. This is how I learn...and with knowledge and experience comes growth...and that's a good thing.
On Finding Balance
There are many minutes in the day...in one day I may work in my studio, work in my kitchen, play in my garden, play on my puter, visit family, go for a walk, read a book, do chores, go grocery shopping, pay bills, do laundry, cook supper, take time to smell the flowers...
I am not a terribly prolific artist, I am an artist with many interests and it's these interests that I have to persue to stay healthy and feel alive. Finding balance in your life is important, and yes, I love what I do, but I don't want to do it all the time...
Find balance, love what you do, learn to say no, be grateful for what you have...take time to smell the flowers!
Have a sunshiny day!