I'd like to share a beautiful video with you - it's by Katie Kendrick,
It's about 44 minutes long, and very inspiring and encouraging for artists.
https://vimeo.com/36247839 or use the link below.
I was given the link just today by my friend Lisa. (thank you Lisa, SO much!)
I have recently discovered art journaling, as some of you might have heard me mention already via my facebook page, and the topics Katie covers in this video parallel my own is so many ways it's quite uncanny.
My creative practice has been in transition for over two years now, and it has become clearer to me in recent times that if I am going to be able to contintue to paint as well as bring life to my soul then I need to make time more often to engage in art as my spiritual practice, a connection to Source. It can not be 'just a job' ... at times in the past 10+ years when I have felt the weight of this, 'being a job thing' it has taken too big a toll on me to let it be ignored. I've glimpsed the intangible 'in the zone' feeling many times over the years, but now I am much more aware of it or more to point, I notice when it's missing.
These following words hit the nail right on the head.
"IF YOU FIND YOURSELF SLUGGISH AND FATIGUED WHILE YOU'RE PAINTING . . . THERE'S BEEN A BREAK IN THE CONNECTION" ~ Katie Kendrick
I'll sign off for now,
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