a few months ago, i got to meet my online friend kerry in denver. we spent the day perusing the fun downtown stores. i remember telling her that i just wanted to take a year to paint… to forget about all business goals and just paint, to just play deep in the studio… to explore, make a mess, find myself. i still remember the store we were standing in when she asked me what was keeping me from doing just that. i was surprised at the answer that came out of my mouth… nothing.
i want to paint. i want to see color in a new way. i want to grow as an artist. i want to develop my style. i want my paintings to be irresistible and life altering. i want to stop people in their tracks… to the point that they are transported by my art.
i am saying yes to paint. and even though we are already three months into 2013, i am declaring “paint” to be be my one little word for the year. i can’t remember who it was that i read had already made “paint” their word for the year… honestly, i am not trying to copy… it just resonated deep in my heart. and my spirit resounded with a big yes! yes!!! i just want to paint.
this word keeps popping up and i just can’t ignore it.
i am not sure what this means for my business… i have had lots of big goals over the years. and it’s not like those big goals are going away. it’s just that i feel like in so many ways with a new baby, my life is just on hold. but in a good way. so i think it’s the perfect time to really develop myself as an artist. not that i haven’t already, i just think of myself as a lifelong learner when it comes to painting. and this is just the perfect timing to do just that…