Day #65 Yesterday I set out to design around the concept “Politics: creating openings” and decided to change the words / shift the focus to Creating Openings because it encompasses everything. Of course Gloria Steinem’s words are right, that The Personal is Political, and so the political is personal, but I just love the idea of creating openings with anything, so I’ll leave the word “politics” out of it. Yesterday I thought it, yesterday I designed it and this morning the most amazing opening happened - inwardly and externally. How INTERESTING is that (!) … I am so grateful to what feels like new life coach community that is blossoming all over the world. It’s like a cultural shift, not just a new profession for people to have. The more people follow their heart’s desires and bring out voice the more heart lives will be lived …. For complete strangers to connect on a Voice level … And it’s J’s strong and deep sense of self to give me support and new ideas … That’s what Seth Godin calls this new Connection Economy. If J had not followed her Heart and Voice I would not have this day: This day when I can from my heart design a concept around Creating Openings and then having new openings HAPPEN. Amazing. So here is more artwork around creating openings …. Oh, but one more thing, you DO have to be real throughout the process. You can’t not name what the struggle is, and what the intention is. If I had just posted puppy photos this whole time, there is no chance for people to see the real me … That part of vulnerability continues to just blow me away, how powerful being real is ….
My 100 Day Art Challenge: Inspired by the importance of living creatively and whole heartedly, not perfectly, on March 8 I started a 100 Day Art Challenge. My assignment is to work on something a minimum of one hour a day and post the process, in a transparent way. Decide at a later point what of the art to use in my memoir, and also what to develop more. To design into my Blog topics, a Book of Opposites icons and whatever else comes up, inspiration wise!