I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it - Pablo Picasso
I’ve been screaming inside.
For calm, for a rock on the head, for anything to move me out of a sense of superficial frantic activity coupled with spiritual and creative inertia.
I know something new is coming out of a sense of WE.
It started two weeks ago with a 20 pound block of porcelain clay, a clay I never worked with. I cleaned my studio and opened the sack – and started to work with it. At first – frustration. Turned to anger- almost tears. Because it was different than anything I ever did before with clay. And my ego was such that I thought I could work with porcelain without even thinking about it. Ten pieces ended up on a blob on the middle of my work table before I really thought about what the problem was. The problem was how I as approaching the process. I stopped – worked my way through the complexity of my own reaction. And started again.
“Have fun with it,” I said to myself. ”Stop taking this so seriously.”
These pieces are different than anything I’ve ever made. I posted a couple of shots on Facebook and the reaction was immediate. People reacted to these raw, just thrown forms straight from their emotional center. That reaction broke loose something inside of me that made me want to create. Sculpt. Write. Bring my work to the next level – and share all of it with you.
Gather your thoughts.
Look at how you live. Your sense of self expands into all that you touch. Loving that with which you are surrounded will expand your capacity to grow. Your life is yours to curate and manifest. The more you dream about what can be, the more you are able to call those dreams forth into your daily life and try new things that can bring you joy. The Universe will put things in your path to help the trip. But you have to put in the work. You have to try what you don’t know, what you’re not sure of. You have to be willing to be bad at it before you get good at it, and bless the bad stuff as being a beautiful part of the process.
The Universe will give you a green light and let you walk across your own path.
There’s one spot left on our Beautiful Truth Retreat in August. Expand your creative landscape, here in Italy, with Di Mackey and myself. Click below to get to the website.