Sitting with it

I am overflowing with inspiration and ideas. My biggest problem is trying to narrow it down and focus on just one. That applies to just about all of my life though. I tend to find inspiration everywhere which creates constant evolution in my work and myself.

I sold two pieces this week. One piece was a piece I had just finished. Instead of rushing through it, I sat back and let it evolve slowly. it’s a piece that when I started, I had envisioned to be something different by the end. It’s birch trees right before winter. I had planned to add a few dwindling leaves hanging on. Once the trees were done though, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do anymore to it. I put it up

winter's blisson my facebook page to see what others thought. I got an overwhelming response to just let it be. I slept on it, woke the next morning and saw it with the sunlight coming through the windows, and decided that it was done. I liked it in it’s simplicity. I think the leaves would have ruined the entire feel of it.

I’ve been a reactionary person most of my life. Do it now! I’m slowly learning to trust the process and feel my way through it; to allow myself time to step back and look at what’s in front of me before my (generally emotional induced) quick reaction. Looks like this time it paid off.

 

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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