Tomorrow I’m starting a new painting with three figures. But now I need to get to bed and dream about what it will look like.
I’m wondering what to paint next. I have an idea but waiting for the muse to tap me on the shoulder and say”Yeah, that’s it. Now, go for it.”
I’m working on my Christmas card right now. It’s a painting called “The Toymaker”, and it’s of an elderly elf sitting, working at his bench making a toy in the wee hours of the night. I feel a strong connection with this one because, it illustrates the passion and dedication of people who create, who are driven to create. Loving what you do, no matter what it is, is I believe one of the most important things in life. We spend more time working than we do on any other activity, so it makes sense to me that it should be something that we really love to do. In these hard times I know that a lot people feel stuck in jobs that they really don’t like. Afraid to quit and look for something that really inspires them , they are trudging through their lives, believing that they won’t be able to find more work. I also know people that don’t know what they love. Who’ve never found that thing that makes them want to get out of bed in the morning and get the day started. If you are in the first category I recommend any of the books by Abraham and Hicks, and really a powerful little book called “Every Word Has Power” (Yvonne Oswald). If you are in the second category, there are many books out there that help you figure out what your calling is. I can think of very few things that are more important than figuring that out. Happy Holidays!
Here’s the finished card: