Often, I’m very glad when I see ACEO’s go off to someone’s home. It cleans out my space and gives me the urge to paint new ones. This is one I wish I had kept. I still kick myself for not keeping this one. Maybe that means I’ll get inspired to paint a larger piece. We shall see, won’t we?
Trust me on this: if you ever see a piece of art you want, buy it before someone else does. You might regret not having that piece later. There are a couple works by other artists I wish I had. One piece I’m thinking of now was a beautiful gesha painting. The artist, a girl much younger than me, passed away suddenly a couple weeks ago. Very sad. I think about all the art she had within her that is now lost to the world. And, I’m certain the gesha painting is far beyond my grasp now as I’m sure that if she still had it at the time of her death, there is no way that her family is parting with it now. Understandably.
And, if you have art (whatever that is: painting, writing, poetry, cooking, sewing, creating a loving home, taking care of your family, whatever – everyone has something that is an “art” for them) in you, don’t let it remain there. Get it out.
If you don’t think you can, check out last week’s blog for a reminder. Time is the commodity you are given in your life, but you have no idea how much has been doled out to you. Use it wisely. Imagine the possibilities. Then act. How you spend your time and what you give back to those around you is your rent for living. Make sure you give value for having lived.
January is always a busy month for me at my bookkeeping work. Some would even say that I’m a little cranky! 🙂 I’m definitely more like a belladonna flower than a rose. This January has been an odd one too. Needless to say, I’m a little behind on my art. My writing has been ongoing with changes too, but I do admit that’s where I’ve been putting a majority of my free time.
Now that things will soon start settling down back to routine, I look forward to getting back to painting. I still have a lot of ideas I want to try out. I also a few pieces I did in early January that I just need to get around to “processing.” Also, I hope to have some new ACEO’s at The Mail Room soon — I may swap some out, so if you’re in the Twin Falls area, you better get down there and check out the ones currently there before I take them back. You’d hate for the piece you like to go to someone in another part of the world! 🙂
So, a lesson learned from all this? Sometimes life does step on the things we’d like to be doing and for awhile we might need to allow it. Just keep working at your dreams to the extent that you can. Movement forward is still movement, even if it’s in those 15 minute increments. Enjoy the change of pace. And most of all, the answer to unraveling your frustration lies in that which fills the many cups of your soul.