A visit from my children and grandchildren makes one realize how much energy it takes to raise a family…… a lot !!! I see and feel the energy here in New Mexico with such strength it is interesting to find my children and grandchildren feel it as well. When my five year old granddaughter, Sophie, said…..I love it here Memaw….everything feels different. Yes, Sophie, it is different.
Not everyone is privy to this energy as they are not yet awake. It is like when you purchase a new car, all of a sudden you see the model you just purchased everywhere. You have awaken something within you that was asleep.
Opening our brain to new things is one of the most important aspects of the creative life. Learning new techniques, a new way to hold the brush, how to blend colors, finding a new surface to paint on when you get bored with canvas or paper. When I am writing there are times when only a pencil will do. Interesting how our bodies tell us exactly what we need and if we are connected to our feelings when we are painting we are told many things to improve the painting. Of course, the problem is we over ride this information and we struggle with getting the painting “right”.
Go to the studio today and as you paint relax into the creative flow. As you are painting remember when that feeling comes that shouts “use red”, but you know red does not work at this place in the painting…..use red! Trust your gut and give it a try. We grow when we are willing to take chances. We grow when we are not afraid. We grow when we no longer care what others think.