Over the years, I have learned to grab tidbits of time. The tidbits add up. It is an “easy does it” approach to creativity. Small tidbits add up to a larger whole.
I’ve been snatching little bits of time this week.
Stops here and there between reading and movies and connection.
I managed to sketch an eye and do a little bit of computer work.
(I am collecting followers’ blogs on my Google Reader.)
I have also shared the first piece of my new work.
I was very scared to do this.
When you go outside your comfort zone and create from the heart, there is much of your soul tied up in each stroke of the brush, each word scrawled in the spaces.
This new stuff is so much more me.
So much more of my heart.
My true voice.
I can’t explain where it comes from, or how it is made.
It’s still so new, so fresh, so wonderful.
But I reopened my Etsy shop and put prints up in it.
And before I went to bed, it sold. (But you can buy your copy of this art here)
In 15 minutes (Thanks, Lisa!).
I went to sleep wrapped in comfort.
I have a couple journal-making kits left over from last weekend. They’re up in my Etsy shop.
I’ll be on Google Hangout today at 5pm PST/8pm EST. If you’d like to come by and chat on video or mic, go to this post and let me know. Here's a recording of our chat! We talk about fear of sharing, the elements of joyful creating, and share our pets. ;) I'll be making a group @ The Studio for weekly challenges and chats!
Last, a poem I wrote for this post’s artwork:
*It's only when we go with the flow
and find the river of our life
that our dreams come easy
sleep is restful.*
I’m on the mend. Thank you for all your wonderful messages, emails, and tweets.