You know, you can not underestimate the feel-good factor of having a jolly good chin wag with a friend. I had one today. Even better is that my friend is also my hairdresser and an awesome one at that. For almost four hours we chatted freely about her life and the people in it and my life with the people in it. We empathized, rallied, commiserated, laughed, cheered, planned and connected with one another. We saw the beauty reflected in each other and when I left, not only did my hair look fantastic and refreshed, but I felt that way too.
It’s funny, but we touched on the phenomenon that occurs when we feel ‘up’ and everything feels right with the world and then you have one of those unbidden thoughts that says ‘this can’t last’ or ‘something bad might happen’. Why is it that when we are feeling great that we don’t give permission for our happy to last more than a few hours? I left my friends home feeling really, really good and then I had unwanted and uninvited thoughts of impending doom. I grabbed those thoughts in a hurry and shoved them right out into the stratosphere, saying to myself ‘you negative thoughts don’t serve me’ and turned my thoughts to what I needed to do next…ART!
So lets move on to that shall we? I am mildly shaking in my boots at the moment as I am about to hang some of my art at one of our local upmarket pubs/restaurants for the month of October. I know it will be fine and I am tipping the intention out into the universe that in fact it will be amazing for me, but geeze, I feel like I am exposing myself in public or something. At the very least, getting up onto the bands stage in my underwear in front of everyone I do and don’t know. I guess I am feeling quite vulnerable and putting my art out there for people to dissect and assess feels like I am exposing my soul. However, I am trying to stretch myself more and get my art ‘out there’. So for the next two weeks I will be head down and paints out.
I have quite a few canvases just started, half way as well as three quarters finished. Then I have this one…
Some of you might remember this piece from an earlier post where I showed the progression of this intuitive painting. Well, I just don’t LOVE it. So I have decided to paint over it and transform it into something I really love. It’s on such a big canvas so I don’t think it will be ready in time for my art exhibition but I feel the need to paint big again.
I will put some photo’s up as I go along again and will also put a link back to my earlier post showing the progression of this piece from the beginning.
In the meantime, wishing you wonderful connections with the special people in your life and conversations that lift you up also.