Awareness and working in the present

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I woke up the other morning with a food hangover. The holidays are past, but someone forgot to tell me to stop overeating. The preceding evening was given to gluttony, a sort of binge eating. Lets just say not my idea of a healthy diet. No, don’t worry this isn’t an article about what I ingest, at least not entirely. 

After I woke up, I went thru my rituals to begin the day, then got in the car and drove to the studio. After entering the studio, I got my paints out, and then just stood there, most likely looking like a deer in the headlights wondering what to do next. I slowly became present to the thoughts I was listening to thru the fog that was blanketing my mind and spirit. I had been chastising myself for overeating the night before. That’s when I realized, I’m not here, or I should say my body is, but the rest of me is still back in last night thinking about those sweet dates, cake and beer. You may be wondering who eats those things together?

Once I become aware that I am in the past and not present in this moment, I become present again. I am then able to focus on the task at hand. I begin applying paint to the mixed media work that I have been creating over the past month. For the next couple of hours time disappears.

Being here now in this moment allows me to connect with my heart, which grants me peace, allows for creativity, and connection with others. As you can see here, the mixed media painting I am currently working on is about the heart.

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I am opening up my studio the day after Valentines Day, the weekend of Feb. 15 & 16. Sat-Sun 11-4 each day. Please put it on your calendar to come visit me and see my new works.

I look forward to hearing your comments!

                                                                                   

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