Monday, October 26, 2009

It seems I've come to a little fork in the road. It's not one of those huge life decisions; I'm just trying to determine the next step I want to take artistically. Don't we all have these moments? And over and over again, just when we think we've settled on a path, something sparks inside us that asks us to throw the cards up in the air to see where they land this time. Or at least that's what it's feeling like for me right now. I love painting my mixed media pieces while at the same time I've sold many more watercolor paintings, so maybe I should create a larger body of watercolor work. Add to that the fact that it's getting close to the holidays and I know I could make some cash if I make more cards, holiday related items, and little things like bookmarks from original paintings. So, it's all swirling around in my head... Philosophically it seems sound to just keep painting what I love painting without any detours, but pragmatically it would be nice to make some cash right about now. Is this just a matter of balance or do you feel more driven to keep painting what you love painting? What are your thoughts? Do you struggle with this as well? Blessings on the journey!


  1. No need to choose,do what comes naturally.Your beautiful spirit will lead the way.I try my best..not to think about that fork in the road...thinking about it,keeps me still.I need to move forward..and if I feel blocked in some way,I take another road for a while,until I'm ready to return with a clear mind and a open heart.Warmest Regards,Cat
    I just noticed your book selection,I'm finishing up "The Dance"..She's wonderful.One of my buyers mailed me the book as a gift.I was so thankful and the book is just wonderful.I often quote her on my blog.We'll have to compare notes ( : Cat

  2. Cat, thank you for your thoughts - very good ideas! So much of "The Call" is about the "notdoing" - just being and listening for a little while. Today I am back to painting for the pure joy of it without an end in sight. Thank you for the reminder! Best, Susan


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