After a busy September, I have found myself challenged to create on a daily basis. September art included a solo show of my work, four entries for “All Things Birds” and three entries for “The Gathering”. I was fired up by the challenge to get everything done.
Then I kept waiting for my dominant hand to heal from a torn thumb ligament. My mood darkened as the daylight did.
This all changed when my sister-in-law was telling me how her art was changing by doing a daily art – even if it was just prepping surfaces. I had this a-ha moment and suddenly I was no longer overwhelmed and frustrated. I had this great journal that my honey had bought for me that was waiting to be filled. I decided that I would just work with my left hand and the images that I would create would be ” good enough”. Much to my surprise, I noticed that some things got better, some were easier and I was really enjoying the challenge.
The slowed process of using my non-dominant hand is giving me time to “look” more than I would otherwise. Today I am grateful for revelations!