you may remember that one of my Christmas postcards did not make it to it's intended destination and so i've been working on a replacement card: the tide pool card.
i finished and mailed it a couple of weeks ago. it has been received and is being deeply appreciated. this response to my art always both delights and humbles me as i see that what my creative mind and hands have produced has not only touched another person and lifted them to happiness, but also arrived in there life exactly "on time" or just when they seemed to need it most. a phenomenon that is simply not possible to predict.
while i'm working on a piece i often let intuition take it's course and am never completely sure just where i'm going creatively or where i'll end up . . . a bit scary and a LOT slow. i touched on this somewhat in one of my recent posts. at it's best, my creative process allows me to simply become a conduit for a (creative) power higher than mine . . . i think of it as being directly linked to Mother Nature (the ultimate creator). as i open up (and become more accepting of the fact that this process sets it's own pace) i have noticed an even greater joy in my artwork. so, interestingly, it boils down to trust . . .
coincidentally (?) my newest reading in "Wherever You Go There You Are" this morning ended like this:
". . . we could experiment with trusting the present moment, accepting whatever we feel or think or see in this moment because this is what is present now. If we can take a stand here, and let go into the full texture of now, we may find that this very moment is worthy of our trust. From such experiments, conducted over and over again, may come a new sense that somewhere deep within us resides a profoundly healthy and trustworthy core, and that our intuition, as deep resonances of the actuality of the present moment, are worthy of our trust."
so i go forward refreshing my commitment to the goal of carrying this trusting intuitive process into all parts of my life . . .