I’ve been thinking about so many different things lately, in part because I am taking an E-Course with Kelly Rae Roberts called Flying Lessons. So far it has been a very helpful course.
It has been pushing me to change my perspective on many things. I am generally a shy to very shy person, some days I can be a more out going than others. Once I get to know people my shyness tends to melt away. I’ve been trying to push thru my natural shyness with this blog which is difficult at times. I want to find the right words to express myself, which is easy when I am thinking about things to write, but when I sit down to actually write, it is so much harder than I expected. So I ask for patience when I am awkward.
The the mixed media painting that I’ve posted was finished in October 2007. It is one of my early pieces, which I’ve been looking at a lot lately. I honestly can’t remember what I was thinking about when I made this piece, but I think about the word and the feelings associated with the word love frequently and I find myself drawn to heart shapes. I think most of us are looking for love and the feeling of connection that it can bring in its many forms. Be it friendship, family, a child or the connections we can have with our pets, we all want to know we are loved and cared for. Love is a powerful emotion and it can make people do unexpected things.
I am finding myself wanting to “re-create” a little differently now, as I’ve changed a lot since then, I can now see it with a lot more texture in the background, and a few other ideas of inspiration have come to me as well.
I’ve been wanting to work on new pieces, but since we moved in August, my life have been crazy busy and there hasn’t been anytime for me to focus on my art. This has been difficult for me, I am full of emotions that I need to get out, yet, there is little time for me to paint, play and create. As a result I am feeling very uneasy, edgy and tense, it took me a while to realize that creating art could help these feelings.
Earlier this year, I started a routine in which I started to “practice” art everyday. I worked every day in my art journal or on canvas. Making various backgrounds, finding new textures, and experimenting with different mediums that could be added to paint. This practice, enabled me to loosen up and relax, it also was the catalyst for me signing up for Flying Lessons.
I knew that I was happiest when I was creating and I needed to find a way to eventually try to sell my art work. I’ve wanted this for many years, and I just kept putting it off. I stumbled across this course, then something inside of me shouted, you must do this. So I signed up quickly, before I could think about changing my mind. At the time, I figured, by September, all the crazy in our life should be settling down, so there was no reason why I couldn’t do this. Needless to say, life is not what I was expecting it to be, so for the time being I am making notes, and drawing sketches of ideas, and trying to find ways to create with pen and paper, rather than paint.
The running joke in our house right now when asked do you know where X is: it’s somewhere in a box. Soon, I hope to have my art space set up and I am looking forward to sharing that space and my work with you.