It’s a new year, and aren’t we glad to turn the lights off on the last one. Bright lights ahead, I say. Look to the night sky where you’ll see that the stars don’t stop shining.
Like all of us, I struggled with the roller coaster of emotions over the past two years. I felt fear, then courage, frustration, anger, disillusionment and hope. All those emotions came into my art studio with me to be my playmates. “Carry on, move forward”, I told myself. Inspiration comes to those who show up and paint. It’s not always easy, sometimes the creative energy wants to go on vacation without me – and the nerve of her – she doesn’t even send me a postcard! I have to go into the studio and play by myself like an only child who has to conjure up an imaginary friend.
But there you have it, just playing, conjuring something, and along comes that phrase or melody, the beginning of the whole. I just have to stick with it long enough for it to become a song…or a painting. Thank goodness it’s a painting, because you wouldn’t want to hear me sing!
Believe that there is always an abundance of hope. With good science and a loving community, 2022 will be the year we rise up and find solutions, beauty and joy. Thank you to each and every one of you, for your loving kindness, encouragement, and for supporting me on my artistic journey.
I hold you all in my heart and wish you all the best things life has to offer for 2022.