I’d gladly spend most of my time in a little studio space painting the days away if it was up to me. It’s a love that hasn’t disappeared over time. I love painting, drawing and sifting through lots of paper and scraps to create some beautiful. It’s a constant joy to spend time doing something that makes you happy. I find that the more I am creating the more I want to and the things that I once found interesting start to slowly disappear and become less important. There are so many fewer shows on television that I watch now and I couldn’t be happier about it. I don’t feel like I’m missing anything. With the help of Netflix and youtube when I’m in the mood to take a break I can always catch up.
“You must be fearless in your pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”. There were never truer words than this and I feel that fire in my gut more and more these days. And when it hits you it hits you like a brick! It’s taken me awhile to know this and really believe in my talents.
Oh how I wish it had happened sooner but everything does happen in its own time.
I get asked a lot how I find time to create so much. I simply put creating things higher on my list and some things just have to happen a lot less like washing clothes and preparing more involved meals. Life just has to be simplified a bit. If it’s something you love you let go of a little control in other areas of your life. I’ve even simplified my wardrobe to basic t-shirts and jeans most of the time and last years sandals are just fine. I once read an article that Steve Jobs wore the same outfits all the time just to simplify things and keep his head on what’s important.
Over the last few months things have shifted for me and my painting has taken precedence over a lot of things. I’ve even changed my spending habits just to be able to fit buying art supplies in. It’s amazing the things that change when you spend so much time doing what you love. I always say if you love it enough good things will come… by that I mean creativity, inspiration, time, the things that you need, all these things come over time the more you invest and keep a positive attitude.
I just wanted to stop in and say hello because I know my blogging has been somewhat spotty lately. This entire year has been about living a more creative life for me and building on the things that I love most. I think the next 6 months are wide open to possibilities. If it’s something you love from deep deep within…go for it!