As time has rolled on, and the year has turned, I'm refocusing my energy after a looooong rest. Life has thrown a lots of energy at all of us, ups and downs and in between. I've been trying to manage it all especially being a teacher in these times. In a word, it's been daunting. I'm not going to say I'm fine, because from day to day I'm really not. But that's when I turn to my art. I turn to my journals and to my camera and I release that which is eating at me. It works most of the time. For those really heavy times when, as a really sensitive person, I feel like I'm living in a rock tumbler, I have come to the final realization that I need to pull back and limit my time on-line and exposure to outside influences. That said, I have cut down on my tv (save movies or funny shows that cheer me up!) and my time on-line is now limited to certain times.
I have also been meditating. Daily. Like, for the past 41 days in a row. Some days it's in the car listening to a guided meditation that just calms my mind, other days it's straight up silence for 30 minutes. Period. I come home, I de-school, (read:change clothes, drink some water, light a candle or two, go to my room, turn on the salt lamp, queue up my timer and sit.) For years I've flitted in and out of meditation and yoga, too. But sometimes, that which we are supposed to do, that which is there waiting for us get's impatient. The biggest changes in my life have occurred not with me waking up one day going, "I think I'm going to finally commit to THIS!" and then I start doing it. Nah. I don't work that way. Pretty stubborn. Very much addicted to my habits and procrastination. No, what happens is I get a metaphorical plank to the head, like the old V-8 commercials where they bonk themselves on the noggin'! (yes, I'm that old!) That's how big change happens for me. Pretty abrupt because the Universe is like, HEY AME!!! YO!!! So...yeah. I'm listening now. That said, I'm shoring up some old work and as I contemplate the new.
Wait, it's March already? Yeah, it's like..the middle of March.
That means, the 100 Day Project starts AGAIN NEXT MONTH!!!
I'm doing it again. I don't know what I'm doing yet, but you'll all know! Stay tuned!
In honor of the next 100 Day Project I'm putting all the remaining prints from the first run on SALE!!! for $8 each. I'm reposting the gallery HERE and linking my INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK pages to the gallery so you can scroll thru to see which ones are available. I'm running this sale thru April 1st and just like before you can order prints by sending me a message on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM or thru old fashioned email! Easy! This sale will support me continuing the next #100dayproject and will fund my plans of putting all these prints into a book format!!! (yes, it would be for sale!!!)
I'll be posting other work up for sale too in the coming months too. Thank you all for your unbelievable support! I'm so thrilled when my work resonates and speaks to people. That's all any artist can ask for!