Arfest Revelation #63:
What do I want?
Me: In a perfect wolrd, like a dream world... what would your artful life look like?
Angel: Ummmmm... let me think about it. What about you?
Me: Let me think about it...
I'm still thinking about it.
I thought I knew.
But now I know that...
I don't know.
And I think that's big for me because it makes me give up control.
It makes me open to letting my art take me where it wants to go.
It makes me open to God's plans for me, which I know in my brain are so much better than my plans for myself, but my hands keep clinching my own plans so tightly that it's hard to remember.
It loosens my grip on this gift He's given me and allows room for Him to work.
Somewhere in the Bible(Like the way I quote scripture?)it says...
we wait with eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed...
and isn't that a way more fun way to live?
with eager expectation.
not knowing what God will do each day.
Oh, and it helps me stop this ridiculous striving.
enough already with the striving.
sheesh, you're killin' me.
just make art for art sake.
make art because it's your gift
and gifts are meant to be given away.
make art to make the world pretty.
make art to show the love of God.
make art to avoid folding the laundry.
make art to make yourself smile.
Anyone else struggle with striving instead of being?
or are all you guys past (passed?) that?
I have a secret to tell you.
Just you and only you.
Comments make me so happy.
Really, really happy.
Like when you get an email in your box that says "notification of payment received". that happy.
Like when you're new and alone with no one to eat lunch with
and then someone asks you to eat with them.
That's what comments do for me.
And they're free.
I'm just sayin'.
These altered photos on wood were spontaneously inspired by the Port Townsend Coastline. It is so beautiful and so different then our coast line down here in San Diego. I loved the cold, windy, rocky, rugged coast with the pine trees everywhere. Beautiful, I tell you