Friday, October 12, 2007

Reinvent-tage Retreat Day 12

Today's Intention...Miss B Haven...badly


Oops...you know what they say about good intentions...the road to hell is paved with them...yesterday was one of those days when I could get nothing accomplished...well, almost nothing...but I had good intentions...really...

So I thought I would explain...make excuses...cry...oh heck...i just had too much on my plate to work on art until 10 PM...

This is an artists life...sometimes your daily chores/errands/daydreams (you pick) just get all in the way of good intentions (what you planned to do)...everything cannot ever be so ordered that a little chaos doesn't manage to sneak it's way in...

Second Best Intention...Forgive myself...

Accepting yourself as a human who has faults and makes mistakes is a big one...not always easy to do...but self-forgiveness...no longer needing penance, sorrow, and regret...is an act of self-love, for sure...a sort of spiritual self healing of your heart

The act of letting go...without getting completely derailed...is a lesson we all can learn from...Yesterday is gone...today I make art...


See post here for your invitation to join the Reinvent-tage Retreat...and to see how the process works...

7 comments:

tinker said...

Sounds like the day I've just had. Sometimes there's just too much on our plates, to make art the main course - but it's nice if we find a little room left over at the end of the day, to have art for dessert. I hope to do a little bit now - finally! If I get off this computer in the next few minutes, that is...lol
Wishing you a peaceful, creative rest of your week, Rebecca.~xo

Nunnie's Attic said...

Rebecca, me thinks you are too hard on yourself. Sometimes you just have to let life interrupt. I'm reminded of a saying: an idle mind is the devil's workshop. Or my favorite, the devil sits on an idle horse. Honey, you certainly don't have to worry about that!! There are many titles one can have without doing that job 24/7. I call myself a mother. When my children are sleeping, what mothering am I doing? Or when they're in school? Artists don't have to create art everyday. Just thinking about it may be good enough sometimes.

Love,
Julie

see you there! said...

I'm fussy on a day that I'm held hostage by a bunch of chores but on the other hand, a little spree of misbehaving usually cheers me up.

Darla

Ally said...

You know people say that "road to hell. . . " saying quite often. I've said it. But it seems to me that it must be a fairly nice road because I'd rather be around people who intend to do good, than to be on a road with those who don't intend to do good!

My point? Good intentions are a positive thing, even if not fulfilled. imho.

paris parfait said...

Isn't that the truth? I had two days like that this week; then I realised I was the only one stressing myself out, imposing too many deadlines on myself. I mean, really, I'd have to be Wonder Woman to accomplish everything I expect of myself in such a short time frame! :) xo

qualcosa di bello said...

just think of all the fun you get to have when life interrupts! i seem to find the craziest inspirations in what i originally thought to be the mundane, ho-hum must-dos...

i like that boat name!

Pam Aries said...

Everyone deserves a FUN break! Sometimes it helps to relax! Okay..it ALWAYS helps to relax! .. The part about forgiving 'yourself' is so true. I love the way your painting evolved!..have you ever tried Katie Kendrick's idea of painting faces on phone book pages? It was in a past issue of CPS. It's fun and simple ..yet very cool faces come from it!

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