I have been having heart to heart talks with quite a few friends as of late due to what is going on in their personal lives ( be it illness, loss or stress, etc).
After searching for my own path, I think it finally became clear to me late last night. Looking back now, I think I have always been on this path, even as a young child.
With much encouragement from my husband, I left my part-time day job last November. Since then I have put my focus and heart into working on our first “Into the heART ~ Art Retreat”, which takes place this coming September.
However, I felt that I was still not quite seeing the big picture of what it was I am wanting to create. Yes, I want to bring all these wonderfully creative ‘Outside the Box’ people to my corner of the world to share in their talents, laughter & experiences, but I want more! I want to effect people in a positive way.
In the last few weeks I have also found that I have been criss-crossing online paths with many Artists and a few open hearted people like Leonie Dawson (aka Goddess Leonie), & Vivienne McMaster. I have been playing over many of my conversations as of late in my crazy busy brain, especially late at night (i.e. = little sleep).
Then last night PING! I felt like Bill Murray at the end of the movie ‘Scrooged’. I wanted to shout out “I get it, I get it now!”. I want to help people through art and I can! Hello, EPIPHANY!!!
I am starting with what was going to be printable Valentine’s Day cards. These will be positive affirmation cards which you can print off, cut out and carry around in your purse/wallet. I will also offer them as a epub, so that you can scroll through them on your smart phones and e-readers. They will be available by the end of this week & I hope you LOVE them and that they make you smile.
Brenda Manheim says
Great idea! After going to the Gathering of Artisans conference in September I realized what God was calling me to do. I attended a class that I originally did not want to participate in because it was called Prayer, Worship and Prophetic art. Scary sounding. Well, after going in there I knew this is what God wanted be to hear. Painting during worship is awesome whether at home or in church. I now have to talk with my pastor about being a part of this new move of God for artists. It has become a worldwide move. I am so happy that you too have had a revelation for where you fit into the world of art. My prayer for you is that you inspire those around you with your talent while defining their own talents.
Fun – Can’t wait to see them. I forgot about Vivienne McMaster when you asked for photographers. She is great. I don’t know her but follow her work from a distance. And she is in Vancouver!
Violette Clark says
Isn’t it great when you get that aha moment? I remember that part in “Scrooged” too!
So glad you found what you are looking for!
Dale Anne Potter says
When we realize that what our purpose here is, its like a weight lifted from our shoulders. ENJOY the journey!!!