As I look ahead and plan for 2012 I realize that my goals, dreams, hopes and aspirations are broken down into two distinct categories – those that are tangible, and then those that are intangible.
On the one hand, I want to continue developing a successful creative art business, where I can share my art and hopefully convey a positive message through it. I have lots of plans for things I want to make using my art, and I have several ideas for how I can market my art, and different venues where I can sell my products. I want to continue learning about art, to stretch and grow. I realize the importance of practice and commitment to art, the business of getting down and doing.
Then there are those intangible aspirations. Things that I feel, things that I still don’t quite have the words to describe. I have a sense of needing to create more space in my life with less in it. I need to slow down and be content to sit – just to sit.
The two seem so far apart, so different but I have a feeling that one can not be without the other, that both aspects are needed to create a balance. I suppose it is about ‘fitting’ the two together.
I would like to share this extract from a beautiful poem written by a blind lady, Virginia Adair, who had her first poetry book ‘Ants on Melon’ published at the age of eighty-three.
My lines hold fast
And do not break
With drawing life from the cold sea
I do this for my hunger’s sake.