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!!
Here it is January 2, 2014 and a new chapter in this journey taken. It’s exciting to look forward to all the possibilities that are in the future. After midnight of the 1st, I sat and thought of what I would like to see happen this year God willing. I’m not a goal oriented person but putting my thoughts on paper gives me a clarity to what I really would like to achieve. It tells me what steps to take or if it really something that I would like to do. Some things I really need help on like computer organization or writing a book. The possibilities are enormous and I’m grateful to what I have going on but also the mystery of the unknown. How about you? What is your new chapter?
I don’t know about you but as I get older change is a little harder. To have peace I have to embrace the change. So after stomach churning and grumpiness I am now at peace. The chaos is ego driven because I’m in my comfort zone and I think the change will be bad for ME. If I look at it another way and not my way the change is good. I can grow into being a better person and expand my thinking.
Remember my blog 2 times ago about my bird? Here is finally the finished painting.
Unless it is about money, artists go gently into the world seeking truth. Believing in a higher calling, we use imagination and determination to work. Striving for excellence to tell who we are as part of the human experience. I now work in series to tell a story of growth. One painting is part of a series called “Rooted in Love”. You can see it on my website at http://www.LandisArt.com. Sweet Carrots on series 3.
With all that is going on in the world, it is easy to buy into the negativity. We all have to set ourselves up for something better. Why not start each day with positive input?
That is truly transforming into loving yourself and others.
This painting is called “Released”. It means released from negativity and into transformation. It is featured in the Phoenix Home and Garden magazine August 2013.