“My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend
to end up there.” - Rumi
i recently discovered a statement made by georgia o'keefe. she speaks about how she physically burned all work prior to that we can now identify as her art. i began thinking about how i can metaphorically do the same thing. create a burned, charred ground perfect for becoming more of who i am but in a different direction. the one year haitus from shows i'm taking to spend with my art has proven to be quite challenging. creating for the sole purpose of well,...creating. no destination in site just journey. stirring my purpose, my spirit, my creative juices, planting seeds for what's to come. it is not the lack of ideas but the abundance of too many. forcing myself to edit myself visually. i suppose one way to do that is like georgia o'keefe and throw it all out and start fresh. i think there is more of a bridge from where i was... to where i'm going and instead of burning it completely down, unable to go back, i may just keep the creativity bridge in tact.
i love tedium. all those traditional arts that have fallen by the wayside due technological advances, i LOVE doing. cross stitch, embroidery, smocking, miniature dolls, knitting, crocheting, quilting by hand, baking from scratch, basket weaving, etc...there is a solid pleasure for me knowing i made something from very little....
i am who i think i am. in this journey to be a better me i have discovered that i am stronger than i thought. i am more creative than i thought. i am more resilient. i am sufficient, trustworthy, friendly, hopeful, transparent, optimistic, loving, driven, well spoken, free spirited, nerdy, nurturing, and a host of other things. in this journey to learn more about who i am, i see that i am ever changing through growth but the core of who i am is constant. like the earth rotating on it's axis.