Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I don't know much

I don't know how to be a "real" artist,
but I know that when I push paint around on a canvas, it makes me giddy with anticipation.

 I don't know if I'm a good parent
or if my kids will turn out alright,
but I know that the time I spent with Maddie making a painting (below)
was the best possible use of that half hour I could imagine.

I don't know the "right" way to be religious or to have a relationship with God,
but I know that when I sit quietly in my studio painting,
I feel the presence of the Spirit and sometimes that is enough.

I don't know how things will work out in my life,
or which direction the future will lead me,
but I know that when I immerse myself in creativity - leading, teaching, and doing - I am content.

I don't know how to keep up with all of the demands in my life,
but I know that if I don't find at least a little time for wild and carefree creative play, I go a little crazy.

I don't know how to do so many things - sing, dance, knit, draw -
but I know that when I give myself to the act of creating, I surprise myself again and again.

I don't know if I'll ever have a clean, organized house,
but I know that I will always surround myself with colour and light,
and most days, that feels like it's good enough.

I don't know if I will succeed at creating every day
(especially with a 4 cities in 4 days crazy business trip coming up in the middle)
but I know that I will have fun trying
and I will let "doodling in the margins" count as art.

With some fear and trepidation, I've joined "art every day month".


Linnea said...

There are days that "scribbling in the margins" can count as art, and days it is going to have to count for me with NaNoWriMo. My kids' schedules are so busy (and I have to play facilitator) I doubt I'll get 50,000 words written, but I'll do my best to let them flow without my fake-haired Internal Editor getting in the way.

I love what you've created here, especially that hand. I can't stop staring at it.

Connie said...

You're awesome. I know that.

Peace & Love.

Sheila said...

TA-DA! HURRAH!! You are SO brave and beautifully expressive. TWO thumbs up will hafta do cuz I can't go triple.

KathrynAntyr said...

This is going to be a great month. You know when we make creativity a priority we open up to a truly wonderful experience.

Expressive Hart said...

I KNOW I'm so glad you joined this creative journey!!!

Stephanie said...

Love all these beautiful creations you've made! There is something amazing and freeing about creating...I think I might need to go get myself a canvas tomorrow. You've inspired me!

Leah said...

i know that it will be an amazing month creating with you, heather! :-) lovely work!

Anvilcloud said...

You know some good stuff.

CorazonArt said...

Thank you for your contribution. You ARE a REAL artist. There's no going back! :D ((hugs))

Sarah said...

Beautifully said and presented!! Wonderful!! Sarah

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