It's 10am on a Monday morning...my task-list is very long...TOO long. I've signed up for all of these wonderful online courses that teach me lovely skills which I can use to make my life and art more creative and beautiful...but what crazy mental process do I use when I 'jump in with both feet' so fast that I forget to hold my breathe???? Aaaaaaaagh! Here's what I'm in the middle of:
Letter Love with Joanne Sharpe
Artful Alphabets--Joanne Sharpe
The Note Swap -- ArtHouseCo-op
The Chronicle Project -- ArtHouseCo-op
The Self Portrait Project -- ArtHouseCo-op
the Art of Wild Abandonment -- through Christy Tomlinson with Junelle
|art of Wild Abandonment..|
|the earring supply...|
making jewelry to sell in Oklahoma City
setting up and selling on my etsy site : www.etsy.com/shop/fBeeDesign
a commissioned project for diabetes education
work 8 hrs on paperwork in Antique Store every week.............................all of this AND this Weds I go to a 4 day jewelry course (where I know nobody!!)and I have yet to pack my clothing, tools, and supplies...
This can cause anxiety to say the least...of which I really do not want or need in my life. Now, most of the art/projects i can do from the comfort of my home...and some courses last up to a year after the original posts...so that is a do-able thing...I just need an adjustment in my "jumping-in-first-without-thinking" button!!
It really is okay to not be in the 'middle' of everything. It's okay to not to give so much of yourself to everyone and everything else that there's nothing left but a shell...It's okay to breathe...to reflect....to notice the little things around you...to spend an afternoon with someone you love walking through an obscure Rattlesnake festival where the rattlesnakes are in absentia!! I think we can always find ourselves when we slow down and empty ourselves...of obligations, of anxiety, of guilt...Take the time...be okay.