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.

5 comments:

PixieDust said...

*sigh... no need for fear with the beauty you offer... thank you for sharing, thank you for commenting on my blog allowing me to follow you here - what a wondrous rainbow I've encountered...

:-)

daisies said...

so glad you are keeping your promises to yourself and sharing your beauty with us ... wow, xo

Dandelion seeds said...

oh my god, your paintings are incredible! thank you so much for visiting my blog because it gave me an opportunity to be blessed with your art!

Bohemian Mom said...

omg...I love this. You have such an amazing talent. I'm so glad you're not hiding it.
Yay for you!

pERiWinKle said...

'creating freely'...most importantly...to just be able to create...no matter what?! I sometimes wonder how different some of our lives would have been if we were allowed to create 'freely' xx