Sunday, January 24, 2016
We'll see how long it lasts, but I deactivated my Facebook account this morning. I think I look at it too much and it's causing me to not use my time as efficiently as I could. I also feel that I am not making the genuine connections with people necessary to feel happy. Sure, I read everyone's updates about their lives and congratulate or compliment to the best of my ability as I see their posts, but I spend too much time doing this and then realize I could have been cooking, or painting, learning something new, going out for a walk, calling a friend, really any number of things that I am not doing. I also find that I fall into feeling sad about the connections with friends that I have had that I either no longer see, or that seem to no longer have the time for direct or in person communication with me. I feel like a majority or people prefer texting to actual phone or in person communication. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the technology and find it very helpful in many ways, but hearing a person's voice or spending time and sharing experiences with them is the only way to build real long-term connections with people that are important to you. That's been my experience anyway. I'm hoping to make more of an effort to see who the people are in my life that are dedicated to making that kind of connection with me, and vice-versa. I'm also hoping it takes away the tendency that I can have to compare my life and where I am at to others, as well as give me the time and freedom to explore my world around me, even at the smallest and closest levels. I am also hoping it will help me to focus on my goal of getting my artwork out for others to view this year. Onward! Now, I'm going to enjoy coloring in this beautiful book between calls at work today. Have a wonderful week everyone! xo
Friday, January 15, 2016
I realize we are already a couple of weeks into the new year, but Happy New Year!!! This week's losses of a two artists that were highly inspirational to me has left me feeling sad, but inspired to truly work to fill every day with intention, passion and kindness (which was my goal for this year). My artistic resolution for 2016 is to have courage to make, and promote my work. Here are a group of paintings wired and ready to go on display. Onward!