I hope you are feeling the balance of a quiet reflectful day as I am. Summer is in her glory here.
I have been away from this blog longer than I expected. August has been full of distractions that have kept me from my creative play. But everything goes into the mix I suppose. It certainly makes me eager to get back into the swing of things. And now I've set myself a goal by making a SALE in my etsy shop til the end of August.
In September I will remove the pieces now displayed and replace them with new items I have been working on. It has been one of the most interesting times of my life, the reinvention of my creative life, moving from a 34 year careet as a potter, with painting and collage art on the side, to putting the pottery in the background as I pursue an expression more personal to me.
It has been a little over 6 months since I opened my etsy shop. What an amazing adventure it has been, meeting more folks there than on my blog where I had hoped to interact with other souls interested in the creative arts as I am. Living and working in creative isolation has its benefits and challenges. I can't begin to tell you how meaningful and helpful it has been to have the input and support from those of you who have cared to write.
I am so grateful to those of you who have cared to follow this process of personal growth. It can be more difficult than one might imagine to P L a Y . There is more to it than one might expect. Releasing the constraints of everyday life and coming to your table f R e E is as simple as jumping into the deep end of one's right brain. But if one doesn't make a habit of it, there is the same initial fear of the blank page so to speak. Freedom and play are so intertwined and I marvel at those folks who seem to have an access to it in everyday aspects of life, problem-solving with an ease and grace based on TRUST. Trust is one of those things that come to us when we are in a safe place. It can be a material safe place, or an internal one. If we carry our demons inside who mock us, then that must be addressed first. Creativity or problem-solving may not be successful, but that always, ALWAYS, something will be learned from it and, hence, be put to further use. It's exciting this inner journery. I believe, I truly believe, it is in all of us to discover, both the inner journey and the creative one.
Peace my friends