The first eight of this year I was enthusiastic with art, writing, blogging, and all things creative.
But September came and momentum screeched to a halt. I felt some guilt and anxiety for not keeping up the “schedule” I’d set for myself.
October was a wash for regular activities. The Walk When the Moon is Full project timing didn’t work out so well. The phenology wheel and journal only saw some errant notes with a few doodles on scratch paper to be transferred later. Tomorrow. Next week.
The negativity I felt subsided and instead, I acknowledge I needed some time off. Some time to rejuvenate. Regroup. Refresh. And other Re- words as well.
I’ve been experimenting with printing leaves. Thinking about setting up an online shop. Dreaming of building a new studio. Looking at classes to take and what I might teach others.
And writing. Always writing and reading and learning more.
I guess I’ve been creative just behind the scenes. Quiet. That’s how I’ve felt lately.
Today is the 324th day of the year. I have written and posted 196 blog entries. My intention was to post something every day. I did the first 100 days, then the frequency lapsed.
What other goals did I have? I returned to my first blog post from January 20th and re-read my intentions.
The overall plan was to document and share what I’m learning and doing. To include those of you interested in a creative path and practice. To make connections and discover what it is we want to say and do.
Did any of this happen?
Some. Maybe. I don’t know.
A quote from Emerson hit home this morning: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
What is within me that can be of value to others? How can I be of service? What’s the next step?
I’m going to keep going down this path and my hope is along the way, we meet, we create, and we find the answers together.
Until next time, may your life be filled with creativity, curiosity, and lots of love. xox