The experience of collecting and posting the images of my artwork of the past 15 years is kinda fun, kinda surprising, and definitely jogging my memory. Places where I have traveled, scenes from my childhood, paintings that I had long forgotten. Some of them I may even paint again, to see how I might approach them differently now, perhaps with a slightly different (evolved?!) style.
And in the middle of that four hours, an email arrived from my daughter with the subject line "just found this, thought I should send it along." It was the audio file of my delivery of that eulogy that I referenced in my last blog post. I clicked on it, and heard my own voice start talking to me. And then, I couldn't figure out how to turn it off! So, I had to listen... even tried walking away for a little while, and then just turning the volume way down... but came back to it, just at the end, with the Steve Jobs quote that I also quoted in my last blog post. It came at me again.
And as I'm sharing that experience with you right now, a smile has spread over my face. "Aha! I get it!" I've just spent the past four hours doing that thing that I know that I need to do to be authentically me. I'm sharing my art with the world. I am reclaiming the title of artist for myself, after having walked away from it, mostly, for the past six months.
In summation... I'm back!
Oh - and I did start the "30 paintings in 30 days" effort today. That's 30 little mini-Mimi's, in 30 days, that I will offer at $30 each. Here's the first one. Enjoy!
Now stop reading at your computer and go share some love... make a phone call, write a thank you note, give a surprise hug. Just share it.