Shut Up and Paint With Me!
I love that song,
Shut Up and Dance with Me.
That song has special meaning to me because I was a dance student and dance teacher and I married a man who doesn't dance.
You can see the problem and the irony.
I've had a lot going on over the last six months health wise with me and my husband. And in December I closed River Run Gallery. It was sad, disappointing, but necessary.
I brought all my art supplies home to my old studio,
and guess what?
I didn't have enough room for them all.
They had multiplied while I was at the gallery.
I began the year on a quest to bring order to my life.
I was overweight,
I had too much stuff,
My home and life was unorganized.
My spirituality was waning.
I spent several days working on plans to improve the areas of my life that were out of whack. I finally got a plan together to help me get on track.
I'm purging my home, one room at a time,
participating in an online weight loss challenge,
reading more, watching less TV,
learning to rest and breath!
This morning was weigh in for my online group,
I lost 3 more pounds this week.
Three pounds isn't that much, but when added to the other pounds and the inches I've lost,
and all of a sudden
I felt much better about things.
I've struggled to get back on track in my painting.
It's amazing how those three little pounds lifted my heart and motivated me to get back in the studio to paint. I haven't painted in two months, and today was the day to say,
I didn't actually get back in the studio,
I commandeered my husbands office because he has a beautiful view out his window and with all the snow we received yesterday, it was a wonderland!
(More on that tomorrow on Technique Tuesday)
The point of this post on Motivation Monday,
is even when things don't look particularly sunny, it doesn't take much to turn it around.
I don't have a depressive personality,
but I have family members who struggle with that disease and I know it can be devastating. I wasn't depressed, I just wasn't ready to paint.
When I got on the scale and realized 3 more pounds were gone, the motivation took care of itself. I don't know why those 3 little pounds affected my outlook so much,
but they did.
So, I guess we never know when things will change for the better for us. Maybe we need to just keep moving forward the best we can,
knowing things don't stay the same forever.
if spring would just hurry up and get here!
10" x 8" stretched canvas
$100 + $6 shipping