Life can be hectic, full of responsibilities demands and expectations. There are errands to run and chores to complete and who knows what else will show up unannounced, begging for my attention. Getting dinner on the table is a huge daily accomplishment. All that needs doing in a day to get me and everyone I love to the close of it, (hopefully with a smile on their face and mine) makes for a full life.
But when I spend time in my craft space it is like spending time with my best friend. I can be honest and create from my heart and art just smiles back at me and says, “Great job! Carry on. Create some more.” I can be vulnerable and share my true feelings and somehow art sees me for who I am every time. I can make mistakes knowing art never judges me but will whisper, “Try this, instead.” I can be happy, sad, moody, or insecure and art embraces all of me, without criticizing or judging.
Life happens to me every day. I carry worries over from one day into the next. I have stresses that are hard to shake but art is always there to coax me close, calling me near, Like a sounding board art listens and absorbs all of me, reminding me I can let go.
I need to go grocery shopping. I need to look up recipes to make nourishing delicious food for me and Mel. I need to hug my cat and let him know I appreciate and love him. I need to talk to my son and see how his day went and what is on his mind. I need to pay bills, care for our home and take care of me.
Art is always there for me. Art is there at all hours of the day and night for me. Art waits patiently to connect with me and reveals how much more of me there is to know.
Art is my best friend. It is always there for me no matter how often I forget to prioritize spending time with it. Art will greet me each and every time with arms wide open ready to embrace me and hug me tight, always happy to see me. Art is patient and kind with me even when I am not.
Life happens, every day…and then there’s art!