When the idea starting swirling in my head for the Midsummer's Night Dream Challenge I first thought of making a piece which represented what initially inspired me to take this leap of faith into the world of Mixed Media and Altered Art..I have been doodling in this and that for the last 12 years,but on the night of the full moon something happened to me.. the night that I decided to once and for all attempt to sell my work...the night that things became clear ..it came to me in the first line of my all time favorite poem "The Journey" By Mary Oliver.."One day you finally knew what you had to do and Began"...simple enough I know..but I honestly believe poetry speaks to you ONLY when you are open to hear it..that night I was open..it made sense for the first time..and even though I read this poem over 100 times..this night it spoke to me..and the words made sense...because for the first time "I knew what I had to do"..and my fear got stuck in my throat..and I prayed..and asked Grace for guidance..and he spoke to me in the light of the moon.He wrapped his loving arms around me and said now is the time and you are ready.
As a lover of Art and Play it only seemed natural to create something for this challenge that incorporated one of these elements..the poem or the moon...and then I thought....self.."I'm still moving..I haven't stopped...THAT was only the beginning"...the hard part was starting on the journey..but the truth is that I am still learning,everyday,every hour..
In the light of the moon,I am a seeker. It is in the spirit of creation,that we the seekers find who we are and what we need.It was in the light of the moon that my journey began..but there have been many moons since and still today I am moving,inspired,and eager...So today I see myself on a never ending journey,filling myself along the way,with new and fun ideas,like minded souls,creative muse,light,dark,shadow,..This road to finding myself has no destination,no east or west,just Go.Trusting myself enough to Go.
Its small enough to stay close to your heart..
I love making pieces that are interactive.
...you are here...
and a road to the unknown..
"Let yourself be drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.It will not lead you astray."Rumi
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