I know I've been quiet the last week or so. I've been quite busy with the fam, quick trips as well as my mother's return. da da. But, I've also come to a point where I really feel I need a time to rest, relax and "fill the well" again. "Filling the well" is a term coined by Julia Cameron, author of The Artists Way (one of two instrumental books on my creative journey). I was introduced to this book by a blog led by the wonderfully talented, gracious (and newly married!) Leah of Creative Everyday. She gathered and nutured this wonderful group a few years back. This helped me grow my wings and fly. The words of this book have been etched in my brain, and in my heart, as they resonated with me so much. I seriously don't think I would have worked through my fears and continued to give myself "permission" to art had I not read this book and met this supportive group of women online. So, where was I?
Oh, yes, "filling the well"...well, there comes a time, where you give and give, til you are empty....then it is time to fill the well. I really just need some time to clear my mind. Have no committments....breathe. I want to just fill the well with beauty and not spill out a single bit of it...not yet anyway....just save it up...chew on it....ponder it....savor it.....dream about it.....hug it...cradle it....baby it....Time to go back to that little place I call home. If only in my mind. xo Lia
p.s. I've been wanting to say all this for two weeks or more.....this is my one thing brave for today. Thanks Jessie.