Archive for March, 2010

Renewal and “Spring Cleaning”

Posted in Journey of Art and living on March 30, 2010 by lori landis art

Night Session - Mandala NFS

The words “spring cleaning” brings to mind a clearing out with the old dust and dirt and freshening up our spaces with the windows open.  That is what I have been doing with my thoughts, a renewal of my mind.  It’s so much better than resolutions at the beginning of the year.  I dedicated a period of time to rethink and rejuvenate my thinking.  I set it to finish at midnight 3/31 before April Fool’s Day starts. 

I started with a list of things I choose to have in my life, then goals, then a time frame for the goals, then a step by step plan how to get there. Some things I couldn’t figure the step by step plan so I’m letting them go for now.  It has so far done me a world of good.  Just by making a couple of decisions has renewed me and my thoughts already, the heaviness is no longer there. Hurrah!

Time’s A Wastin’

Posted in Journey of Art and living on March 25, 2010 by lori landis art

Ze Cat NFS

Is it just me or are the days flying by and not getting much done.  I’ve been in a strange place. I feel like I’m on the cusp of something bigger than myself  and my still small voice is urging me to do some real thinking and getting a strong backbone for the movement ahead.  I’ve been getting a lot of information, not directly to me but for me, if you get my drift.  Things need to be changed in my mind and heart that propel me further along.  One change is the direction of my painting.  Questions I ask myself,  am I all over the board with my abstract art?  Do I need a theme?  I’ve been doing a lot of mandalas and thinking of making a book of them.  Do I do more and more writing? 

I’m sure part of it is the change into Spring and clearing up and cleaning up my thoughts.  So the answer is no, time is NOT a wastin’ not when I’m working toward clarity.

What’s Next?

Posted in Journey of Art and living on March 15, 2010 by lori landis art

Bumbling Around NFS for Granddaughter Ally

After getting ready for my solo show and then teaching for a week, I’m drained.  In the back of my mind, I’ve been wondering, “what’s next?”.  I’ve been doing some mandalas and deep breathing for meditation and just to quiet the “monkey chatter”.  I’ve been avoiding eating really good food and just eating for quick energy. 

Because of my show, an old friend showed up after not seeing her for years.  It’s good to keep sending e-mails and snail mailings.  She was one of my first collectors.  So you never know if it will take years before someone reconnects with you. I really appreciate all the people that came to the show. 

Okay, back to the question, “What’s next?”.  I don’t have an answer yet but it is in the back of my mind.

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