Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Pace of Grace

I celebrated my 10th Blogiversary last passed me by without my realizing it.  Some of you have been reading me since the very start -- Thank You!

I find myself winding down now, retreating again into virtual obscurity.  I'm hardly online these days for all intents and purposes.  There are a few artists I'm following on Instagram, but I'm hardly posting there.

I've come to that place in life where I just want to live it, I don't want to talk about it.  There really isn't anything to say, and I hate to talk just to talk.

I'm happier than I've ever been before.  My life, just the way it is, is enough for me.  I have what I need to live exactly the way I want to.  I no longer need anyone else's approval, acceptance, accolades, applause or acknowledgement.  I'm totally free to be me.  I have no complaints, and a lot of gratitude.
I'm working at painting and drawing and collage.  Abstract, non-objective painting and drawing.  I'm going at my own pace, doing a little bit most days.  Some days I don't have the energy so I just rest and read.  I have no agenda, no deadlines, no have-tos, no obligations, no expectations of myself.

Life is peaceful, and full of grace.

Knowing me, it's possible I'll be back here, but I don't know when. I'm all about changing things up this year...and stepping away from any form of marketing of myself or my art is at the top of the list.

With age, I'm becoming more old-school, especially in this topsy-turvy world of ours where the truth has become a political lightning rod.  I can only live by my own truth now.

Peace and blessings to you all. xx


jacki long said...

Perfect Connie!Brava!

Roberta Warshaw said...

You and I always seem to be on the same trajectory. When I was out in Tucson last month, I rarely posted anything online. I too do not want to talk about it all anymore. I have had my blog for about as long as you and I do feel it slipping away. I feel like I have said all there is to say. Now I just want to be. And paint.

I still post on Instagram just to post my work somewhere. I don't mind Instagram so much since I don't have to talk on there.

Facebook is another place I find I have less and less to say. I think I am beginning to just feel overwhelmed by the entire online experience. Between all the bad things being said on Twitter and FB, I am just tired of it all.

Jeanne Aird said...

Beautiful collages as always Connie! I love the earrings I bought from you. They are so beautifully crafted. I'll miss your blog if you go, but I completely get it!

jenclair said...

I love the collage work you do and hope you will at least share some of your abstract paintings at some point. I'm so happy that your life is peace and full of grace. Take your time and enjoy both your work and your reading!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

We have been blogging about the same amount of time and have seen so many changes. I stop by regularly and will miss seeing your new work. I wish you happy days ahead...full of grace.

Charlton Stitcher said...

I haven't been walk-about in the blogosphere for a while. It's good to see what you're up to. I post less too these days but I do miss it when I don't. I find writing about what I'm doing helps me think things through. I just don't post for the sake of it anymore.
Go well, Connie ..

Margaret Cooter said...

Sounds like you're in a Very Good Place, going ahead at your own pace, and independent spirit. Back in the day, we used to say " keep on truckin' ", do you remember? - it doesn't quite fit the situation, but I wish you "good truckin' " nonetheless....

Nina Fenner said...

I haven't popped in here for ages, so lovely to hear how happy you are. Shame I missed your sale, never mind, I have plenty of stuff! Your collages are still awesome x