So it is time to turn a page and enter a new chapter. The year+ that passed, while seeming to be about a book project was really about another stage of creative growth. In hindsight, I can see how that time of intention was to lead me right to where I am now. From where I sit now I can clearly see there are always two directions that our choices can lead us, one that takes us most purposefully in the direction that serves who we truly are at heart, or the variable direction of further lessons that are to be learned. In that time, I realize that trust, clarity, and confidence reside in that same place where I focus on intuition for creativity in painting, and that what I thought was the all important goal or project was really simply a step to a new understanding of the purpose of creativity in my life. Now, as I realize the energy and time that has gone to the website I know it is time to close this particular venture to develop creatively in other ways. It is important for me to take time to thank you who took time to support me by signing up for emails to following my progress through the blog posts. If you so wish I will be sure to let you know when I am relaunching the 2.0 version of my creative life. It could be weeks or months in the making. Not rushing the process. The poster above really is the perfect segue to my creativity re-imagined, and it is intriguing how this poster came to me.
I was talking to a student about her work the day before when the connection to the work of Marc Chagall seemed so immediately relevant to the conversation that I had to tell her that she should look at his work. The next day on the job I was going through work snail mail. It didn't seem of interest at first glance so I was about to toss what I received into the paper recycling. However on second thought, I decided to open one of the pieces of business mail, a Scholastic (educational resource) catalogue, when I noticed a pull out folded and tuck between pages inside. A rare find. I was intrigued. When I open it it was a Marc Chagall poster. The smile I felt started from the inside...there was more...the quote below the image read “Art seems to be above all a state of soul” - Marc Chagall. Direct line to my heart...This is where I am at with my understanding of the purpose of art to life. The quote I received is for me a reassuring compass needle aligned with the direction of creative endeavours to come, and it couldn’t have been more timely. Wishing you joy in your work, play and relations.