Trusting the process.


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. 






About attraversiamodarmaz

Midwestern girl who loves big city shopping (note - do not love high heels of any kind) * hate to say that first because I fancy myself a yoga chic too who is into feng shui and a minimalist life but it's just not all true!* I do forget to recycle* LOVE reading and music and most things crafty (the idea of them - very fickle and creative urges come and go faster than light or sound)* Grand chef and baker in my own mind and kitchen - love to mix and match recipes for a glorious new concoction* Gardening would be very successful - I have a flair but short attention span can cause casualties* True bliss is my home filled with three beautiful children (four on the weekends - an amazing Goddaughter)* did forget to feed the beautiful children lunch once when they were too small to remind me* can't find socks for all on some crazy mornings* I'm a learner who just can't help it...a writer in my head, and a college instructor for a half dozen classes a year* can't help my right brain optimism* been a foster mom* am a very grateful mom of adopted children* worst life moment: leaving the E.R. with an empty baby carrier* this is me...pretty much
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