Because of minor surgery and some major upheaval at my local art league, I have only made it into my art studio 3 times in the past couple weeks and you know what happened? I got grumpy! Planning creative work is fine and necessary but it’s the moments spent in the actual process of “creating something” that takes one to that happy place, or zone, where the magic happens. In that zone, time doesn’t exist. It all feels like being completely in the present moment and with something that is bigger than oneself; something that is timeless and magical, accessible and fleeting, filled with a sense of freedom and purpose, of happy contentment and pleasant surprises. Oh, no wonder I’m grumpy…I miss my bliss!
My brother, who is a great golfer, tells me that this is how he feels when he is playing “good” golf. Maybe this is why so many retired people take up art and golf! Are we looking for our bliss? Is there something you love to do that makes you feel this way?
Sometimes life gets in the way and I guess we need to balance our bliss with reality but reality isn’t nearly as much fun. On the bright side, here I am for a few moments in my studio, back at the drawing board, with my buddy, Ozzie. He has missed being in the studio too.
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