ART COMMENTARY

Creating My Art Practice

    Let’s forget the world for a while fall back and back into the hush and holy of now  are you listening? This breath invites you to write the first word of your new story  your  new story begins with this: You matter  you are needed—empty and naked willing to say yes and yes and yes  Do you see the sun shines, day after day whether you have faith or not the sparrows continue to sing their song even when you forget to sing yours  stop asking: Am I good enough? Ask only Am I showing up with love?  Life is not a straight line It’s a downpour of gifts, please— hold out your hand  "Hold Out Your Hand" by Julia Fehrenbacher  With these beautiful words, my intention is to share how I create my space every time I go into paint.  As I learn about myself and my art, I gain new insights and grow so change takes place.  Please Join In and share your thoughts too.  We are a community of Creatives, each finding our way when there is no "right way".  May we help one another along this journey.   Here is a beautiful link by Nicholas Wilton describing fairly accurately how I got started making Art, entitled Beginning When you Can't See the End.  Maybe it resonates with you, too.   http://www.nicholaswilton.com/blog/  I have a dedicated art practice, place to do my painting, stocked supplies, tools I like, ready to begin today.  How do I show up?  I welcome the day.  I am grateful and happy to be alive today.  I step outside and breathe in the fresh air of this new day full of all possibilities.  Today the sun is shining and I stretch and feel my body and delight in the sights and sounds around me.  All is good.  Today is a great day for some gentle music so I find what I like on Pandora.   Ahhh yes, piano music is perfect.   What inspires me today?  What is my intention today?  What am I excited about?  These thoughts and feelings arise as I step into my studio.   What inspires me today is curiosity?  I am working on a group of small paintings and I am curious what they have to say to me today?  Where do they want to lead me?  I am open.   My intention is to dialogue and be lead and to explore with a lightness of being.  And, I want to see several panels go to a new level of completeness.    I work intuitively and trust.   I am excited to mix the colors, even start a new panel or two.   I delight and play.  While there may even be a sense of excited urgency, I do not rush, but I work mindfully, keeping as much of my heart, mind, body open to receive and express.   Today, I am ready to fall back into the hush and holy of now . 

 

Let’s forget the world for a while
fall back and back
into the hush and holy
of now

are you listening? This breath
invites you
to write the first word
of your new story

your  new story begins with this:
You matter

you are needed—empty
and naked
willing to say yes
and yes and yes

Do you see
the sun shines, day after day
whether you have faith
or not
the sparrows continue
to sing their song
even when you forget to sing
yours

stop asking: Am I good enough?
Ask only
Am I showing up
with love?

Life is not a straight line
It’s a downpour of gifts, please—
hold out your hand

"Hold Out Your Hand" by Julia Fehrenbacher

With these beautiful words, my intention is to share how I create my space every time I go into paint.  As I learn about myself and my art, I gain new insights and grow so change takes place.  Please Join In and share your thoughts too.  We are a community of Creatives, each finding our way when there is no "right way".  May we help one another along this journey. 

Here is a beautiful link by Nicholas Wilton describing fairly accurately how I got started making Art, entitled Beginning When you Can't See the End.  Maybe it resonates with you, too. 

http://www.nicholaswilton.com/blog/

I have a dedicated art practice, place to do my painting, stocked supplies, tools I like, ready to begin today.  How do I show up?

I welcome the day.  I am grateful and happy to be alive today.  I step outside and breathe in the fresh air of this new day full of all possibilities.  Today the sun is shining and I stretch and feel my body and delight in the sights and sounds around me.  All is good.

Today is a great day for some gentle music so I find what I like on Pandora.   Ahhh yes, piano music is perfect. 

What inspires me today?  What is my intention today?  What am I excited about?  These thoughts and feelings arise as I step into my studio. 

What inspires me today is curiosity?  I am working on a group of small paintings and I am curious what they have to say to me today?  Where do they want to lead me?  I am open. 

My intention is to dialogue and be lead and to explore with a lightness of being.  And, I want to see several panels go to a new level of completeness.    I work intuitively and trust. 

I am excited to mix the colors, even start a new panel or two.   I delight and play.

While there may even be a sense of excited urgency, I do not rush, but I work mindfully, keeping as much of my heart, mind, body open to receive and express. 

Today, I am ready to fall back into the hush and holy of now .