Swing, swing all the way high
Fall days filled with magic
Changes hidden amongst the trees
Spontaneity grabs hold
Lost, lost in the beauty
(Untitled and unfinished – acrylic on canvas)
As if by magic an unseen source
guiding along invisible currents
pushing air through tight open spaces
traveling across the surface
absorbing into the body
reaching a new friend
speaks with quiet force – a change is coming do you accept
invite, anticipate, refresh,
and then its gone….
Stands tall high above all
Out stretched hands grasping
High on her feet the cold hard surface pressing
One step forward
guided by the future
Still standing tall high above all
Sometimes we are given words and ideas and we just need to get it out of the head and write them down or draw it out. It so happened that the words came to me first. Years later thought the sketch was appropriate for this.
And so the story goes… There is a time during the younger years that we are so full of life, bright eyed with possibilities and hope for the future. But as the years carry on we get set in our ways and sometimes that twinkle in our eye fades. The flame has not gone out completely we just have to find ways to spark that light once again.
When I created this sketch for someone who was at the moment moving on with her career and living life fearlessly, I had a flash of insight….Why not conduct ourselves as if we are still that young professional, by listening to our instincts, having fun, be open to endless possibilities, with a can do attitude. Moral to this story enjoy every moment, don’t take yourself and life so seriously, be open and aware of opportunities, and infuse a little humor in your day. Go ahead live fearlessly and follow your heart where ever it may take you.
“Leap, & the net will appear”– but this is the sticky part: our net is invisible. It is there but we must believe in it to see it. – Julia Cameron
“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind. -Maya Angelou
Originally I was not excited about my drawing, I worked on in but eventually put it aside unfinished. Recently, I revisited the drawing, and realized I had to finish the piece. The image coincides with my my daily ritual of writing my Morning Pages, (Julia Cameron, Artist Way), the daily practice of writing 3 pages of long hand notes about anything. Morning pages is a great tool for creative recovery and self discoveries.
“An emotional rubble of self doubt, negativity and fear… stumbling, searching, waiting for that switch to be turned on within, to see clearly in the light of darkness.”
-Watercolor & watercolor pencil with pen on heavy paper.