Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Peace Cuddler - My Guardian friend

Peace Cuddler by momoo50
Peace Cuddler, a photo by momoo50 on Flickr.
   There have been times when I have really doubted my ability to create.  Today is not one of them to be sure.  I think creative people often struggle with self doubt because we are really vulnerable when exhibiting our work. Today, however, I had so much fun creating the above portrait which is the week 23 assignment for Lifebook 2013.

Lifebook is really an online class about introspection and then using art to heal and grow.  I signed up for Lifebook 2012 and did not complete one assignment, because I was afraid I could not create anything of substance.  What is the difference between last year and this year?  Me!!!!  I am the difference.  I am not taking myself too seriously.  I am enjoying the process and I am opening myself up to learn.  Isn't that is what life is really all about learning?  When I open myself up to all that life has to offer, I have a really great time.  When I close myself off, I find that negative self talk takes over and that is not good for me or anyone else for that matter.

The thought that came to me today is that it is simply amazing to see the things that have been coming out of me over the course of this year.  I laugh, I cry, I feel happy all because I am willing to be open, to search my soul and then create pictures that pretty much reflect where I am at present.  I have been blogging more, reading more, participating in more projects and just plain having fun.

I have given myself permission to enjoy my life and I am so glad.

Until next time, on a really pleasant journey......Pilgrim

5 comments:

Angella Dee said...

Hi Glenda. I love this post. I have found that e-courses have been instrumental in my new found happiness and creative freedom. I am so so thankful for those brave souls who offer them to us. Every single one I have done has been worth far more than the money I have paid for it. I wish more people would become aware of them and take part in them.
I so love that you are at the same place as me and are enjoying life - its not easy in these times to be happy - but it is still a choice we can make. I love your courage and openess- you inspire me. much love

Jessica Sporn said...

wow - this is just beautiful. And so is your post. So glad you have let your creative spirit fly!

Glenda Hoagland said...

Thank you for the kind comments. It is so wonderful being involved in the online art community. We are all kindred spirits and it is a blessing.

Linda Arandas said...

Glenda...i hope you continue on this journey of discovering your creative spirit. Great post!

Glenda Hoagland said...

Thanks Linda I will.