Meanwhile, and obviously, as I wrote about last week, my creative life has also gotten off track. I have a hard time focusing on what I want to do. I also get caught up easily in the "shoulds" and "where will this get me" patterns of thinking. I have too many expectations.
And so, on the way home from a little day trip the other day, the Chick and I made a decision: That I will take a year and let go of expectations for myself and my art and just PLAY!!!
This is what that means: I WILL SAVOR THE EXPERIENCE OF MAKING ART, WHATEVER THAT MEANS. I will explore creativity with no thoughts about where it might get me. I will do whatever I darn well please: I will take pictures, I will paint, I will play my guitar, I will look for new things to try. I just got the greatest book out of the library about making sock dolls. I'm going to do that.
I'm going to try anything and everything and not worry about it. I'm instituting a year of FUN EXPLORATION and SAVORING.
WHO'S WITH ME?
And so it began yesterday, August 1st, and it will last for the year. On August 1st next year, I will look back at my path, not see where I got to, but simply to see what I've done.
So, first stop: FUN with my new camera. I'll tell you more about the camera itself in the not too distant future, but for now, here are some pictures from a hike we took yesterday in nearby Wintergreen Gorge:
Have a great Monday. Fill it with FUN!