My art is different, at least for me anyway. I take bits and pieces of things and mix them all together, which takes some time. Finding the pieces, painting, and gluing has is own rhythm, it seems. Almost like a baker. Some flour here, some sugar there. And, with some oven time, the most beautiful things can emerge.
This morning, I was sitting at my art table feeling pretty blessed. Last week, was busy. Like, “I need a nap” busy. There wasn’t much time left for sitting and creating. Which totally happens. That’s fine and understandable, it’s the holidays almost, and things can turn into a whirlwind quite easily. But, sometimes busy can spred it’s tendrils into other things, such as things that are important, but get pushed back on the long to-do lists. Things like art.
My second booth at an arts and crafts show is coming up and I’ll be honest here, I have been fretting a bit:
- Do I have enough time to get everything done?
- Is my stuff going to be as great as everyone else’s?
- Can I pull this off?
- Do I really have enough supplies?
- Should I order something else?
- Just use what I have?
- Will time slow down so this will all come together?
- IT’S IN TWO WEEKS!
Wow! That feels pretty heavy. So, why would I be feeling blessed today then?
Because, sitting at my art table I realized something:
- I am enough.
- I have enough.
Whoa, what? That completely helped me realign the fretting. I also thought about the why. Why am I making this art? Time crunch aside, I get to take some really cool things, make them into something else, and maybe share them with someone who connects to it for whatever reason. The blessing.
Let me show you some things I have been working on today, in the sunshine, with a jumble of jewels strewn about in piles of gorgeous.
What I am learning is, time probably won’t stop be a fleeting thing, and that’s ok. It just makes the things we do spend it on really count, if that makes any sense.
I’d like to leave you with one other photo of things I really LOVE. I usually get my jewelry from Etsy, and there’s one particular shop where I get a lot of pieces. I asked her if I could link her shop here, and she was really happy about that idea. There is no commission or anything, I just thought it would be fun to share it. Maybe you would like to start making some kind of art, too. It’s https://www.etsy.com/shop/AncillaryPotpourri. It’s a really great place to get stuff.
Thank you for stopping by and for reading. I understand that time can be in short supply these days, and I do appreciate that you took a few moments to read this.
Hope your day is fabulous!