Passions of an Odd Chick

Sunday, October 18, 2009


My art may be digressing a bit I'll admit, but I think I missed or skipped over a crucial period of just pure playfulness. This month of scary, daring stuff has been good for me.

After I struggled over the church painting, a good blogger friend, who must have recognized that I was agonizing too much over my art (actually many of my friends saw that in me and suggested I let go)suggested I read, "Life, Paint and Passion". Thank you so much Anetka for taking me there. It has been a great reminder that the process is as important, or more so, than the product.
If you didn't care what anyone thought about what you wrote, painted, dreamed- what would you dare to do? We were taught very early to live in our square bland boxes of no imagination. Many can no longer respond to the gift of creating. It's like it went to sleep or was buried deep in the recesses of doing it "right" and doing it "this certain way" by "certain rules". This month for me is about taking back the joy of simply putting words to paper, paint to canvas and let that white void be a playground of wild abandon. I've got to dare myself and scare myself, and climb out of my box, and question everything. There is NO ONE to impress, if you really think about it.

Thank goodness I've reached the age of digression.

P. S. Linda at Vulture Peak Muse gave me a beautiful award that honors our sister-hood in this blogging community. She knows I don't like chain-letter type awards - but this one is special because I truly do feel that the people I've met through blogging have been a very special group of ladies that have encouraged me and thrilled me with their endeavors and everyday lives.

Thank you to all those "regulars" that add their sweet comments and enrich my life by small little affirmations. Thank you for taking the time to stop at my front blogging porch to smell my flowers and wish me well.


La Dolce Vita said...

congrats on the award but also in realizing that it is important to do what you want and to let go of your expectations about what others think of your work!

Carol Anne Strange said...

`A playground of wild abandon' ~ yes, Chick, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!! An inspiring post, and well done on your award! x

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That looks like an interesting book. Thanks for posting about it.

ocmist said...

This post gives me a lot to think about. I think that maybe I should try to "unbox" myself a bit more in the creative side of my life. It sounds like that would be a lot more fun... Thanks for the thought! Linda (Country Grammy)

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