Monday, April 19, 2010

Check out this blog....

Hello dear friends! I know I don't post very consistently these days. Would like to work through that--but it is a process!

Today I did not feel the need to post what I was going to after I read one of my favorite blogs from a fellow-Sacramento blogger. I felt her current journey was too wonderful and important to not share with more people--it was such an encouragement to me! May it encourage you as well.

What else I was reminded about in her blog was how little efforts of loving someone can make a huge impact. Love is the greatest power of all. We just need to make sure we go out of our way to share it with people. Plan to do it--EVERY DAY. Small ways, big ways. But do it--even if you are not "feeling" it at the time. Or you feel depleted at the moment. It will come back to you. It's better than being busy with our "to do" lists at every moment.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Indie Project: The Latest...

Okay, so I finally got the last one off for another artist to add to, and I just recently received my next project. The funny thing is that my fellow artist friend on the phone says to me, "your going to be mad at me". Huh, I can not imagine what in the world she could possibly mean! Then I see the painting that she has added to (wish I could show you what it looked like in the beginning!). She had added the imposing "finger" in the painting. You'll have to piece together the rest in your imagination!

Soooooooo.... this puppy sat on my easel. And I walked by. And the sun rose and set. And the painting remained untouched. It mocked me, and taunted me. "You're stumped! Admit it! REAL creative people know what to do! You have failed at this challenge!"

I began to accept my fate, much like someone who is stuck in the middle of the ocean while shark fins circle 'round. But then I realized what I was doing wrong: I was trying so hard to make "sense" of it that really I was in my expectations forcing it to be something "reasonable". So the light in my head went on one day and I uttered quite loudly "A-HAH!!!!!" to nobody but myself. Do not deny--embrace.

So, this is what I did.