Act 20:24 says: …. ” so that I might finish my course with joy,…”
There are days I wake up and feel depleted quickly from many weights that seems to be on my shoulders. I am normal in that I do worry about things and ponder things. I do have the ability to quickly parse these thoughts into their proper avenues but there are days I want to just pull the covers over my head and not expose myself to the daylight and what pain I might perceive awaits me.
I am robbing myself of the joy that awaits me in my day. I know this but that power to roll over with another cup of coffee and forget my timelines is strong.
So what do I do on these days? I get out of my routine and do something that will awake myself inner self again. Adding variety to your life is actually rather simple. Like instead of taking my coffee back to bed where it is too easy to stay there longer than I need to, I open the back deck and breath in the fresh air with my cat, Diva.
Many times I throw on some clothes and drive over to one of my favorite coffee shops with a notebook and enjoy some coffee while writing whatever comes to my mind. Soon I am inspired and energized for the day.
You can make your coffee at home, but it is just not the same as that stepping out to breath fresh air and going on a short adventure.
Enjoy your journey. There is an office park close by me that has a pond where ducks go to play. There are times I will take my cup of coffee over there to sit and enjoy the nature.
God wants us to have joy in our life. He does not want us to be sad and continue in that sadness day after day. Finish your course with joy.
I paint intuitively by embracing spontaneity to allow passionate paintings to be born through a transforming layering process of acrylics and inks. Each layer informs the next story of paint. In addition to layers often you will find sand, coffee, glass beads or perhaps even a gum wrapper invoking the question of what story is being revealed. I paint what I feel, how I feel, and each found object in my art continues that story. It is my hope that you find a connection to my work and might, if only for a moment, become captivated and feel something within yourself. The art I create are visual expressions of my inner soul, spirit and passion. Once a corporate entrepreneur trapped inside a suit and wearing heels, the desire to put my feelings, thoughts, and emotions on canvas became too powerful. The life-changing event that turned the corporate pen into a paintbrush was the dark world of Alzheimer’s that struck my mother. I could not wait any longer to paint in the event that world captured me as well. Leaving the boardroom behind, what has emerged is a new language expressed on canvas. This language expresses the freedom and unbound passion to create and let my art direct itself without fear or influences that has previously stifled my intuitive style.
Constantly moving around the world, staying in one place no longer than three years at one time, living in the back of a musician’s studio, provided the opportunity to meet vast numbers of different people from all walks of life.
These experiences set the canvas for the style of abstracts I paint because I find these people, locations, and experiences are represented in each painting in some way.
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