As I pursue my goals sometimes I get in my own way by trying too hard. The intense feeling blocks me from thinking great thoughts. I get confused because I’m not listening to the Holy Spirit. So I take a deep breath and slow my mind. Peace is that place I can achieve when I pace my thoughts and think what does God want me to do. It relieves the intensity and now I can relax and move on. I really don’t have to try too hard just trust the answer is there.
Working through the ups and downs in life can sometimes take a toll. But if you have peace in God that seesaw becomes joyful with twists and turns and great surprises. I was watching this morning a program about mentoring young adult artists and the various arts they are participating in and heard something I haven’t heard in a long time. It was the song “The Impossible Dream”. It brought me to tears. What a surprise!!! The words were so moving about creating.
Looking at my art I can look with new eyes. I’ve been called to make the best art I can make without thinking about sales but just about my connection with all humanity and love!! Yes, I can make art with great love. There will be trials to strengthen me but the ups and downs will level out with that love and peace. This painting is called “An Uncommitted Day”.
It seems that there is so much going on in the tech world and I’m not keeping up. I’ve tried various avenues yet I don’t know the geek language enough anymore
to move me forward. But I do have God and the Holy Spirit to guide me. So no whining please. I’ll just have peace and not get frustrated.
It’s funny how we humans view time and how we waste it. This journey and time are precious. Are you aware about time? As i enter my 70’s I’m much more aware of the breeze coming through the window and the aroma of newly cut grass. I’m grateful for all my faculties to be able to notice the laughter of a child.
I’m grateful too for this mission God gave me of being an artist and hopefully an encourager. What a blessing!! please e-mail me at Lori@LandisArt.com and let me know of how precious is YOUR time for you. This painting is called “An Uncommitted Day”
April 10th I was the host of a fun Yelp Elite event. Made more so by the Scottsdale Gallery Association Bone Appetit Art Walk afterward. Lindsey D. was the ringmaster of this pampered pooch event with many attendees bringing their doggie friends. Sprinkles made cute doggie cupcakes for the 4 legged attendees and made more human cupcakes. Ben and Jacks steakhouse provided yummy food with servers in attendance. Plus artist Elena did sketches of the dogs.
I was asked to give a talk which was filmed by Davin of Method Gallery. My subject was the importance to have the energy of an art piece made by hand in a person’s environment. Film coming later.
It’s amazing to me how many artists come into my studio/gallery and when I ask if they are an artist many say well sort of. If you are a sort of anything does anything work for you? Many people are envious because I have owned my artist self and I can live my dream but you have to claim it. Being bold is the key. It takes guts and hard work and money. Many are not willing to take risks even to have a place for creating. So where are you? Are you looking to acknowledge and know who you are or just to be on the sidelines looking at someone else’s life?
Fear is like a mole going deep inside you without being aware of it. So what does fear have to do with the present and future of my life?
I can worry and and get stressed out and it then affects every part of my life including my health. There have been lots of changes going on where my studio is located, mostly good but some fear is there too. Where there is fear there is doubt and it is catching. You have to be on guard so it doesn’t affect you. The way that I work on it is to trust God and know that God has a best plan in my life. I got really tired when I had an event that I worked with others on and it left me open to doubt about everything. It then affected my health. Not a way to trust.
I chose to look to God and release fear worry and doubt. It makes life so much easier!!