Be Here On Purpose
Woo! So it's October and I am thrilled at the amount of progress I made in September! It had to have been one of my most growth inducing months in a long time! By now a theme has become quite obvious and that is to be here fully. To not simply put up with life but truly see life as a gift and an opportunity and dive in with both feet! At any given moment if our lives feel stagnant we have the option of doing something that takes us out of our comfort zones an challenges us to become more grounded and engaged in life. Lots of growth and new experiences will surely follow.
I hit the ground running this first of October. I got some work done not just for Glenn but also Alex and managed to get in a visit to a local restaurant. What a way to celebrate all the progress, and yes I deserve it! I faced my fears many times through out September and have become a greater man for it. And rightly so, I am proud of myself. Not egotistical proud, but the kind of pride you would have in your child for doing something brave.
Memory Has a Frequency?
There were allot of shots I forgot to mention while there, I didn't refer to my notes enough I guess. Its something I noticed, that when I enter new situations my thought patterns shift. It's more challenging to recall the different ideas I had at home while I'm on location. I'm pretty sure it's because I am spending most of my awareness on trying to adapt to the new situation and recalling an idea that was generated in an old, familiar place is a very different frequency than being in a new and challenging one.
On my way back home from the restaurant I caught a faint scent of paint on the breeze, very faint, but immediately I felt that it is likely that my next step, my next challenge will involve taking my art into a group setting, it just came in an instant. I do not KNOW this is the next step, though it is on my intention list and it felt like the scent was a sign of its coming arrival. I wouldn't be surprised, obviously it will happen that my work is on display, but this felt like participating in a group creative event which is a totally different vibe than simply displaying past art, and I am excited to see where this leads!
Take a peak at a few photos from our photo shoot. Some of them I've edited.
The above image came to me the night before the photo shoot and really for me this one is a visual healing aid for me. I'm so thankful to Lissette and Glenn for doing this with me, they don't know how much this means to me.
I thought it would be cool to do a remake of Michelangelo's painting. Originally I was going to have our positions reversed but after seeing some of the preparation photos I realized it just would look better this way. There is symbolism here that I didn't plan. She is the feminine energy (Earth) and I am the Masculine energy, which the vertical tree... well you understand I think.
More to come!
All things creative.