I’m off to do important things

“I’m off to do important things,” I said as I walked out the door this morning to head to the art studio. I meant it as a joke. I mean, how important can creating art be? It’s not like I’m doing brain surgery.

It only took a few introspective moments to realize however that it wasn’t a joke at all. I am doing important things. With the recent violence and the medias constant fueling of the anger, rage, revenge and hate, it is important to find some sort of beauty in the world right now.

This week as I was putting my son to sleep, he asked, “Mom, what is the meaning of life?”. This is a pretty loaded question, and he always challenges me to search for answers appropriate for a 7 year old. We talked awhile and one of the things I found myself saying was that part of it was to make the world a better place. To not cause harm but to leave it in a better state.

And this is MY purpose. To create beauty in the world. To fill it with color, happiness, and inspiration. To hear people say at my art shows, “your work makes me feel so happy”.

So today, I’m off to do important things. Have a beautiful day.

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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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