The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Monday, June 7, 2010

Abundance is everywhere, and all around...taking time for creativity...


"You Inspire" Encaustic Mixed Media, 2010, 18 x 34

Recently I re-read this section of "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron and thought I would share it here...

"Making art begins with making hay while the sun shines.  It begins with getting into the now and enjoying your day.  It begins with giving yourself small treats and breaks."

It reminds us to be generous to ourselves in all ways.  That art requires us to empower ourselves with choice.  Which at the most basic level, this means choosing to do self-care.  Giving yourself time to enjoy art and creativity.  Giving yourself the small gifts that life has to offer, smelling the peonies in bloom, picking fresh raspberries, enjoying a fruit smoothie, going for a long fresh walk, dancing more, listening to music, basking in the sun....
Creative living requires the luxury of time and space, which we can only carve out for ourselves.  In return we are able to give even more of ourselves back to our commitments and responsibilities in life. 

See current newsletter, June news, for more info, and some workshops to take time to do some creativity over the summer. 

2 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

a wonderful reminder! grazie!

Susan Williamson said...

What a beautiful and special post ...both visually and verbally. Thank you Supria!