Monday, January 27, 2014

Embraceable You…or rather Me

My little booth space at The Dove's Nest
Resolutions.  By now, most of mine have been tossed aside and kicked to the corner of the room, like Spanx at the end of a long day.  'Cept one.  The big one.

Happy Art

This year, I am striving to "embrace me".  All of me.  My authentic self.  My creative self.  

If, you know me personally, I'm sure that you think I already do that.  And I do, to a degree.  But not wholly.  

trying a new style

When I picked up my paint brushes (this time last year) and decided that I would give it another go, I had been moving forward one tiny, unsure step at a time.  

not me so much

And I've, happily, seen my skills change and grow.  And while I still feel like I have a LONG way to go, there is a small core of friends and family that are encouraging, embrace my art and actually buy my stuff!  :) 

I need to add more art to my space!  

God Bless Em!  I am so very grateful for their support and love.

Tiny, 3x3 canvases!

So where does the 100% come in?  By working more creativity into ALL aspects of my life, home, dress, and work. 

I want to "push the envelope" at work, with more creative displays of merchandise.  If I address an envelope, do it really pretty.  Set the table for dinner, yeah! (cause we usually eat in front of the TV).  Instead of going out in a tee, jeans and sneakers, add a scarf.  Or wear flats.  Stop worrying about what people will think if I decorate they way I REALLY want to.  Etc, etc, etc.  I want to be my best, most authentic self possible.  And that means embracing my artistic side, 100%.  No more tippy toes. I want to make my soul grow.  

So, with those words being basically thrown out into the universe, here we go! 

PS…."The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” 

― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country