It's a new year but it just feels like a continuum of the last one. The funk is real. As a self-employed artist, I try to keep myself motivated. Should I start a new art project? Take a creative workshop? Apply to another call for submissions? Lightbulb moment! I think I should try to perfect the art of doing nothing. Listening to the breath, relaxing like a zen cat, taking a long hot bath, walking in the woods or just watching the birds at my feeders....but maybe that's not really doing nothing. Perhaps it's just about being present. I'm not very good at either. There are too many distractions including this blog and laptop. Time to turn it off. I'll keep trying because being present in the nothing may be a great start to a much happier year.
Love and light - AXO
Hourglass is my last painting of 2020...coming from a pure place of reflection and creative emotion. Let's be gentle to Mother Earth's sacred spaces and all her creatures.