2012 was not my year. I had so many personal issues to deal with that negatively impacted all areas of my life, my health, my home, my friends and my creative spirit. Because of these difficulties, the best gift I have given myself in a very long time was permission to step away from my art.
In a collaborative effort with Mr. Wishes, I received this book for Christmas.
I’ve looked forward to some quiet time alone with the book. Stepping away from my art, for me means not actively trying to sell it. OR make it or think about it. However, my creative spirit is who I am and so I realize I cannot completely turn it off. My love has felt broken, but not gone.
Yesterday the mister and I traveled to the big city where a new great big craft store has opened. He wasn’t feeling his best, so after we pulled into the parking lot, he leaned his seat back and told me to go in take my time and enjoy myself. He would take a nap.
Among the many things I purchased was Ice Resin, something I have been wanting to work with for a long time.
When I got back in the car I said how much fun I had in there looking at everything and how inspired it made me feel, how happy I was. Mr. Wishes slyly smiled and said “I figured you would feel that way.” I love that he gets me and gets what I need, sometimes before I do.
These lyrics touched my heart today, though they are about a troubled love relationship, they seem very fitting as to how I have been feeling about my creative spirit. I’m a huge fan of P!nk and love this song. The line ” our love is not broken but bent” feels right to me.
Until next time,