Oh…little blog...I’m back. I have so much to tell you.
Honestly, I’m still trying to get my thoughts together because within 48 hours of returning from a month in Mexico, I headed to New Mexico. Yep, no grass growing here…a wonderful time with friends to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.
I really don’t know where to start. There’s just so much write about in this little journal of mine. Since this was my fourth visit to San Miguel de Allende I didn’t want images of the “typical” beautiful vibrant scenes that one expects from that colorful little town. So I focused on my true love…abstract and wabi sabi images. A much deeper look. And I found plenty, not only in images but also inside of me.
In my last post, I mentioned “letting go.” I thought a lot about that and not only from an art perspective, but life as well. We often feel as if we need a plan or a sense of knowing where are path will lead, but having these expectations often leads to disappointment. I found this so true in my first attempt at painting. I’m now on my fourth layer and it’s a constant struggle to create without knowing where I’m going. But I’m embracing it and with every layer I’m “letting go” a little more. I’ll be writing and sharing more about this as I move forward in my art AND in trying to get my mind around how to handle the outcome of this election.
I started my birthday year with reading a prompt each morning from Liz Stubbs’ new book – Our Bodacious Year of Living WHAT IFs! “366 snack-size empowering prompts that create life-transforming shifts for on-the-go humans.” Filled with “what if” statements to open our minds to the dreams we thought were impossible. I met Liz during my photography course with Peter Turnley back in 2015. An award-winning writer and photographer, she is one of those people you meet and feel as if you’ve known them all your life. Today’s prompt – What if we invite today to be an experience of miraculousness? Definitely something to think about! What if!
P.S. The image above? One afternoon we had a torrential downpour and long story short we boarded a bus that we thought would take us close to our home. Well quite the opposite happened and we went way out into the suburbs of San Miguel. The bus was filled with locals and with that came very foggy windows as well as a wonderful photographic experience. I’ll share a series of images in a future post.