Dimensions: 36” x 48”
Technique: Liquitex Ceramic Stucco
Early Painting Process
Later Painting Process
I believe routines (aka habits) are VERY important. Over the years, I have adopted and practiced almost daily (with the occasional drops) many of these routines that I hand laid with stencils as a reminder to continue to practice and apply to life. As I have applied despite some of the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur these routines have helped me to stay balanced which is why I placed them in the direct center.
First is MEDITATE. Mediation has been capturing much more attention these days from when I began almost a decade ago. Much of my meditation starts in the quiet of my beginning part of the day and I look to carry that into more of a moving meditation throughout my day. This year, I have discovered that painting is another form of a “moving meditation for me.” I am being with the painting to see what colors need to be added, what textures and strokes need to be made to express more of the emotion of the subliminal underneath. Second is READ. After I finished college I wanted to take a break from all the studying I had been doing. Almost a decade ago I heard the phrase “Leaders are readers.” I decided to take it up and have regularly averaged reading 2 books a month for the last several years to help me fuel the curiosity on topics from natural health, to self development books to many different types of business strategies. Third is JOURNAL. Writing out the things going on has been a wonderful outlet for me to share my deeply special moments, my gratitude for the previous day(s), and also allows me to express the challenges, frustrations that inevitably come up. Fourth is EXERCISE. I have been practicing yoga since 2003 and have enjoyed many styles of yoga. With the shift from going to yoga classes, in person to online in 2020 I have remained extremely focused on the physical and mental aspects I receive from the practice. The beautiful thing I have shared about yoga is there is no scoreboard, no competition, its you and your mat. As a type A person, I have found it being helpful to practice in something that is a competition and bar against myself. Fifth is LOVE. I choose to do things with a focus on Love. At the end of the day, many of the activities we participate in or the items we purchase are all for an emotion and the deep rooted emotion in all of us is love. Sixth is PRAY. With the challenges and the frustrations that come up with entrepreneurship and pursing a deep passion that is represented through the expression of my gifts in the world I have learned to lean on faith over the last 8 years. I was raised Catholic and in 2012 found an incredible Christian church that helped me start to dig into the Bible. I am a practicing Christian and I am curious and read about other religions and respect and honor each persons faith perspective that works for them. I am open minded and ask many questions of others that I meet to understand there perspective and have found it very interesting. Seventh is TRUST. Being and doing and part of the items we must consciously choose and then the final step of that is trusting, trusting that while it might not have worked out the way we thought it should work out, it worked out EXACTLY as it was supposed to. Thanks for letting me share more of the details behind this work and I invite you to investigate your routines and keep the ones that are working and add/modify any that you feel might help you to live your optimal human experience here.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Music that was playing while painting:
Brian Bromberg – The Most Wonderful Time of the YearNelson Rangell – Oh Christmas TreeBob James/Hilary James- GreensleevesThe JT Project – Ten Year AnniversaryJ Michael Verta – ToysKenny G – Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasBlake Aaron – DaylightFourplay – Flying EastMaysa – Rain Drops BrianCulbertson – Time Flies
WORDS INCLUDED ON THE painting:
Meditate Read Journal Exercise Love Pray Trust
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