I'm not apologizing, I haven't finished my decorating, present wrapping, gift buying, and dinner menu for Christmas. Do you know what? I don't even care if it all gets done right now.
What I really, really wanted to do today was some painting. I've been having no fun at all with this holiday business.
How about you? Are you in over your head yet?
Every year it's the same feeling for me...first the calm, then nervousness, along comes stress, out right panic and then frustration followed by exhaustion. Phew, Christmas is over! The month of December is done. Where did our time go? All those hours gone, prisoner to expectations and tradition.
Today I began to paint a new painting and what a relief it was. It took me away for awhile out of myself, my worries of getting everything done. I'm a firm believer in taking time for yourself. In a post I wrote back in May I told you how I am now Making art a priority and enjoying life.
Nobody around me seems to be enjoying anything. All the women that I talk to are stressed. The lines at all of the stores are long and miserable. People are angry. We all have brought it upon ourselves with our high expectations.
I'm trying to stop letting society rule. I'm reminding myself to take ownership of my life. Do the things that I love.
Painting gives me my spirit back, gives me patience and joy. I walk away feeling like I've accomplished something. I rarely come away frustrated.
I am shamelessly taking the time to make art. Are you with me?