The work is the anchor . . .
A dear friend sent me a message last night asking how I was doing and in particular, about my experience last month and my decision to do so many things differently. She said how happy she was that I was finding some balance. . .
The following is part of what I wrote back . . .
That’s the exact word I’ve been using . . . BALANCE.
Yes, yes I do believe that getting back to my studio helped. . . It’s more to do with the fact that I wasn’t HONORING that which brings me the most joy and that is CREATING. Sure, I’ve been plenty busy working on the art perks for Indiegogo and some of the commissioned journals, but not enough.
I became consumed with The Whirling Blog. . . a post every day, a post to Facebook and Twitter every hour for 24 hours, checking the numbers and the growth or non-growth. . . I mean, forget about it! Madness!
You of all people know what I’d like TWB to be and do but whatever happens with it, it will have to happen organically and without my manipulating any of it. I think in this day and age and how “marketing” seems to work, it’s real easy to get caught up in having just the “right” presentation of things and on the number of followers and LIKES and comments and blah blah blah.
I can’t spend my time doing any of that anymore while I still have to devote parts of my week to working outside my home/studio. And my priority HAS TO BE my art. It has to. As I worked non-stop this weekend, I felt myself get back to that “magical” place that I come to every time I’m working but hadn’t been to in months. . .
IN MY STUDIO:
That’s the place where the whispers happen. . . It’s where inspiration happens . . . It’s where I am fully protected and loved and cared for . . . BY ME. . . my Inner Being steps in and literally divulges all the answers to my worries and cares and supposed problems. . .
Last month, I was holding on by a very thin thread and one morning I actually thought I’d gone mad. . . Luckily I have the skills, somewhere in me, to be able to bring myself back. . . but THE WORK IS THE ANCHOR. . . I know that more than ever now. It cannot be neglected or put to the side. . . It is the priority.
Once I became clear on that, things have turned around and things are making sense like never before. . . I’m still in the process of peeling back the layers to all of it but it’s a beautiful process indeed . . .