I had BIG plans for this canvas. It was going to be a bit more multimedia than I’ve done and a background with a meaningful message for me. Yes! Only, I got stuck…right here. I didn’t have the words yet, so I set it aside (my creative space had many asides waiting their turn). Then one Sunday in church I heard it…the right message! I don’t recall if it was a song (sometimes it is), or the sermon (sometimes it is), but it was just right. I took the scribble pad for little Methodists and wrote those words on one little sheet and tucked them into my purse for safe keeping. Do you hear the foreshadowing music? You know what happened, right? Who knows what the words were or where that little slip of paper went. I let it go…must not have been the right thing. Then, as I was observing in a classroom, it happened again! I get all sorts of great ideas from these classrooms I visit my friends. This time it was an Anais Nin quote…just right. I had an idea about the color, and I always have an idea about the texture…good grief I love texture! I didn’t know about the tree…it just sort of grew in the middle. Each step of the way I take a picture just in case I don’t like what happens next…at least I have a photo before the mess happened. You would think I would learn…I am always satisfied in the end.
The right words come.
Each step of the way is necessary.
Patience goes a long way.
Trying to force the wrong thing just might cause us to miss the right thing.
This feels like the end of art/life philosophy 101 for today;)
Dream big, then trust the process so you live that big dream of yours.