I’m currently working through the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron . . . again. It’s a 12 week course “A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity.” I was reminded of it when I joined the Chestnut Group and took a class from Kim Barrick. I don’t think I ever worked all the way through the book the first time, but this time I can’t keep myself from wanting to read ahead! The timing is perfect. As a result I have immersed myself in art—my own and others. I am amazed by the variety of work out there and how every artist has their own unique style. I have so many artist crushes going on right now, I can’t keep them all straight! Rather than be intimidated as I might have been in the past, I am inspired. What I bring to the “easel” is what is important for my own work. My own story. What does mine look like? Well, it’s evolving. I don’t paint exactly like I did when I was in art school. Some of the changes have happened naturally with the passing of time, but some of them are directly related to hours spent behind the paintbrush. Ultimately I don’t know where I’m headed, but it’s a journey, not a destination. And I look forward to seeing what’s next!
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark. Agnes de Mille