Saturday, January 6, 2018

Home Free

The new year has started off with a bang for me.  I haven't had a "word for the year" for a number of years, but "freedom" came to me about a week ago, so I'm going with that for 2018.

And it's very apt, because last year I finally put to rest issues that have been dogging me for eons.  And now I truly am free.

Free to live the rest of my life unimpeded by old crap.  Free to create every day exactly how I want it.  So free that I truly love, honor and respect myself, everything I am, everything I do, how I do my life in every way.  I'm who I've been waiting for.

I'm on a creative roll again.  I've taken up painting again, both watercolor and very soon acrylics.  I'm doing it now purely for my own enjoyment and pleasure.  I don't need to show or post my new work anywhere.  It's all for me, now.

I've reorganized and rearranged things in my studio, and after the couple of things I've ordered arrive, I'll be able to keep my easel set up by the north window...instead of the ironing board, which has been in that spot since I moved in nine years ago (sorry, BeeGee), being there.

And more storage for acrylic supplies so they're handy and accessible.  And more storage for lots of other stuff so I have more room to store finished canvasses and panels. 

I've also been getting rid of stuff I don't need, my continual-downsizing practice.  Every time I let go of something that no longer serves me, there's room for new, more appropriate stuff.

I feel in my bones that 2018 is going to be a great year.  I hope it is for all of us.



Marybeth said...

Happy New Year!..... please move over so there is room for the rest of us in "that happy place". But, I guess we really need to just follow your example and clear our own space. I am glad you are painting again!

Jacki Long said...

I feel it for you as well, Connie.
You are on a wonderful roll, in every way,
and I am so happy for you.
You've earned this great "freedom"!

Charlene O'Rourke said...

So inspiring to those of us who are still becoming!

Dori Singh said...

Thank you for continued inspiration

Roberta Warshaw said...

Happy New Year and may this year be a good one for us all! As long as we keep making art how can it be bad, right?

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Have a fantastic creative 2018.


Carol Cohn said...

I'm so happy for you, Connie! With your positive attitude and working toward your new goals of freedom and happiness, I have no doubt this year will be an amazing one for you!! You have your vision.... now continue following it!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

My word for you, after reading this, is AWESOME! Just wish I could be a fly on the wall to watch as you revel in your freedom, enjoying the journey! May 2018 be all you believe it will, and more! <3

Leslie said...

Rearranging the studio is always fun. Post some pics when you're done since we've seen it in its before state. Need to do a bit of that myself! Happy New Year!