About

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What about me?

I relate to the idea that my life is like a work of art or a painting. In many ways it is a journey of discovery and an on going lesson in perspective and relationships that is full of color, texture and value.  There are ups and downs as well as turns and twists which is similar to how I might move my paintbrush.  As I step back I am reminded that it always is an engaging adventure that challenges my imagination and frequently opens my heart to possibilities and believing in dreams.

As I consider the “why” behind my desire to paint I can’t seem to settle on an intellectualized version.  It seems like so much work, perhaps even something I must figure out in order to justify just doing it. I’m not sure that’s true and I suspect thinking can get in the way of a wealth of creativity. So, I am left with ….I just need to do it!  Is that a calling?  Perhaps.

What I do know, is that my desire to paint began at a very young age.  To be an artist /painter was a dream of mine. Drawing and painting from early on were the spaces in which time would disappear.  Hours felt like seconds as I  immersed myself in the magical and transforming act of creating.

My path since then has encompassed  many roads and detours with the joys, losses and the challenges life brings to  all of us at different times.  A composite of experience has evolved that’s markedly different that what I envisioned at the start. And yet a work of art of it’s own accord with immeasurable worth.

Rediscovering my inspiration and hope has come through the losses and challenges. Those moments were the guides leading me forward and directing my path.  I now understand that the still, small voice deep inside didn’t leave me, it just got covered up as I let fear become my compass instead of my soul.

Dreams have power. I believe mine remained for a reason and purpose.  Not to teach me how to paint, but to guide and show me how to listen and walk with faith and trust through painting.   One caveat always hung in the distance.  I had to be ready and willing to listen.

Part of my purpose is to honor my dream and develop the gifts I have been given to the best of my ability so that they can be shared.  That is my responsibility.  For me, each painting and drawing  matters as a significant point of departure and arrival from which I  learn and grow.  How you  experience my work is part of your journey.  Perhaps we connect somewhere in there.  I place my hope in that and walk with gratitude for today.

10 thoughts on “About

  1. Oh what a gorgeous shining soul you are! I am grateful you begun to follow along with my journey, but much more thankful that I have now found you! Your paintings speak all these words for you – love is truly the compass you follow now and that inner voice is so full of wisdom, creativity, and stunning beauty. I am in awe ❤ bunches of love to you, I am so eager to follow along and see more you create ❤ namaste, Luna XO

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