"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
Hello beautiful friends...i hope you've all had the loveliest time over the past week of holiday festivities..I've been busy, busy, busy painting happily away, indulging in delish food and yummy wine, hanging out with Marco and the girls and getting in a little beach time.
today I felt moved to share a process with you which is especially relevant at this time of the year....
in honour of letting go of those things which no longer speak to us
or even about us and allowing ourselves
to move forward into our most amazing
ever blossoming newest and shiniest selves..
this painting is the last large one left of a series I painted in 2008 inspired by our family's 7 month creative sabbatical which took us from Australia to the U.S , Canada and Mexico...(you can read more about our adventures here)
all of the rest have found their new homes and gone to live with lovely new families....but this one has been sitting lonely on my sunroom wall, beckoning me to notice it and show it some love....
and so I did :)
this past year my work has become more fluid,
less defined and structured
more intuitive and filled
with layers and meaning
which sometimes I need to take a while to find
I feel like I'm doing less painting and more allowing
less deliberating and more surrendering
and I ♥ this feeling
This work no longer spoke to me in the way it once did and so I changed it
simple as that
honouring the journey
to be born
maybe now its ready to find its place in the world ♥
ps if you haven't seen this amazing talk on creativity by Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert it is well worth watching :)
"To change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard. If one changes internally, one should not continue to live with the same objects. They reflect one's mind and the psyche of yesterday. I throw away what has no dynamic, living use."