Yay! It feels real now because I have an official Hundred Thank Yous Exhibition poster! I am so excited to get these printed and spread around.
I have 7 more paintings to make. Seven! Wow. I’ve noticed that since I have been pouring my heart into all of the paintings there hasn’t been a lot of extra creative energy left for writing. But that’s OKAY because plans are in the works! I’ve been writing an outline and making lists of ideas and shooting short videos. I am putting together a book and ecourse from all I have learned from doing this project. The goodness has overwhelmed me.
Plus, there is soooo much artwork– all created with the highest vibration of gratitude and love- I have ideas for kits and collections and cards galore.
AND, I am starting a new video interview series called, What’s Real! I am super excited about it. The first interview is with Hannah Marcotti (I adore her.) I discovered that I love to interview people. I care, I have lots of questions, I keep it heartfelt. It feels so perfect for me.
So in this quite and grateful painting space I have been living in, lots of other goodies are emerging and waiting to be born.
I once heard Lady Gaga talking about her creative process. She described it like standing on one side of a door for a while, struggling, then breaking through and opening it, walking fully into the other side of the song where everything flows easily.
I can relate to that right now. I feel like I am standing at a door. I am about to walk through it. I believe everything is all unfolding exactly as it should be. It feels like things are lining up for me right now. Like I am connected and supported. And I am wildly happy (I can’t stop listening to Jason Mraz and singing loudly.) And flooded with gratitude (to the point of watery eyes nearly every day). I’m also scared and a little stressed (I’ve started clenching my jaw again). But most of all, things feel exactly right. Like I am stepping into my power- the fullest expression of myself.
Does that sound dramatic? It turns out that it is emotional and a little draining to make 100 paintings for people I adore. It has created a space in me that is sort of uninhibited and open-hearted. It is hard to describe. I am different since doing this project. I’ve stretched my ability to love.
It turns out that even though I am giving away all of the paintings as gifts, I believe I have received the biggest gifts of all.