"Sit Still and Come Undone" - acrylic on cradled aquabord, 24 x 18 x 1.5. Ready to hang.. Available here and at Artfinder.
I am trying to live slowly during the busiest time of the year.
Being present in the season of presents is my new favorite pastime. Stepping off the temptation to over do, over commit, over indulge (well, mostly). Substituting a big pause, a deep breath, counting all the things right here in this moment. They are myriad. And precious. And I don't want to miss a darn thing.
Because maybe I have missed things in the past. I was never good at the pause.
Until life conspired with the Universe to slow me down, make me look, help me listen, make me sit still. Which is how art happens at all - slowing down and looking. And how I learned about this song - slowing down and listening.
Today's painting began as a figurative piece. But I was rushing, not listening to the paint, not feeling the figure. It frustrated me for days. Until I slowed down and surrendered to its desire to be something else, and it became effortless, joyful painting. Let's sit still for a moment, shall we? I'll make tea. :)