I believe my artwork comes through me and onto the canvas. I don’t believe it is all created in my brain alone. I think it is bigger than that. Sometimes, I notice creative ideas or inspirations swirling around me, nudging me, letting me know they are ready to be expressed.
When I did 100 paintings for my gratitude project I could see how the ideas for each painting showed up when I showed up. It felt to me like the ideas were “out there” and when I opened to them, they floated (or sometimes they flew) into my head. Maybe that sounds crazy, but I get the feeling that if you do any type of creative work, you have had this experience too.
So I decided to become really intentional about inviting the creative ideas into my workspace. I decided to open up and ask for help from angels and spirit guides. I believe it is this connection with spirit that helps me shine the brightest.
Sometimes I feel resistance and fear. I worry that my work won’t be good enough. This happens when I am thinking about other people and what they will think of me, rather than keeping the focus on my work. I’ve learned over the years that all I really need to do is show up. I need to sit in the chair at my art table. Just sit there no matter how I am feeling. Close my eyes. Start by saying thank you. Thank you for this time and space to create. (I talk out loud if no one is around.) I thank all my angels and guides and people who have passed, like my dad and my dogs, Claudia and Mason. I thank them for being with me. Sometimes I wait a minute until I feel a sense of their presence.
And then I become intentional. I ask for help. I let them know that I want to make artwork that resonates and uplifts people, spreading healing love to those who buy it or receive it as a gift. I want to make art that serves a higher purpose. I let them know that I am open and I am ready.
Ready to Shine.
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