Sunday, February 17, 2008
~The Hardest Promises....
Ceridwen(click image to enlarge)
to keep are the ones you make to yourself...At least that has been my experience.
Recently I made a promise to myself to paint everyday. It doesn't matter if it's for two minutes or two hours...as long as I pick up a brush, and get some colour on the canvas. So far, so good.
Through this process, I am really learning so much about myself. I've reconnected with the little girl who hid her sketchbook under her mattress for years...scared to death of it getting 'critiqued' by her artist father. She is slowly learning to let go of that fear, and to peel open those pages to all who care to see...What I am cherishing most about creating daily,is how it is nourishing my soul. I spend almost every waking hour caring for others...which I love...but when I'm at my easel time joyously stands still....for me.
This has in turn spilled over into my life as a mom, and a caregiver...Everyday I will continue to foster each little spirit around me with my hope that they will always create freely.I promise.