The new year is already well on its' way, amazingly enough. New opportunities for all kinds of exploration - artistic, spiritual, travel...unlimited. The very act of going to an outside studio is a ringing reminder that the creative process does not just unfold and reveal itself for many of us. While I will not exactly call it 'work', I will acknowledge the effort and focus it requires from me. I think it used to come easier, in the past. when I could turn out fanciful creations, make unique designs, and simply 'produce'. I remember going to the Filberg Festival and literally having two hundred dolls for sale, most one-of-a-kind. Now, to make a painting, I think, and think, and think. New ground and always challenging. But that's what is so intriguing, isn't it?
I describe myself as a seeker. I try to always be growing and learning, and to be making contributions - to give back. I believe strongly in the 'pay it forward' approach to life. Every smile, every kind act, is a ripple that carries forward and affects others. If nothing else, be kind.