Friday, February 7, 2014


An artist is someone who creates!  Artists take leaps of faith all the time.  I am an artist!!  I choose to try new things in my fiber art studio all the time.  I am amazed at the degree of confidence this has given me that carries over into my daily living.  I am aware of being a risk taker; a pioneer; an innovator; my own person.

I follow my intuition and I answer to my soul more often than I shy away.  It has brought a level of independence and freedom to my life.  I embrace those activities that bring me joy regardless of whether my friends do or not.  I am not a loner; but I don't skip things because no one else wants to do them with me.

I am willing to be a leader, a pioneer, if you will, if I think it will bring true authenticity, joy and meaning to my life.  Psychologist Susan Jeffers suggests we "take a risk a day -- one small or bold stroke that makes you feel great once you have done it." 
Often I choose paths I have not followed before and relish in the new found beauty.  Maybe it is tangible -- like in a garden -- or maybe intangible -- as in a new thought or idea I chase down and grab.

Just as I have Works-In-Progress in my studio; my entire life is a work-in-progress.  I can enjoy it as it is or I can choose to do something "improv" with it and change or tweak it until it is bringing me the greatest joy and contentment possible.


Art is never stagnant and neither is my life.  The greatest art I can experience is creating an authentic life for my family and myself.

Yes, there is always room for dreaming the "big" things in life!