Gift to Myself

“Creative Process — 1376 Images”

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. –Jean Shinoda Bolen

Sheila D’s 30-Day Creative Gathering ends tomorrow. Although time is not always on my side when it comes to creative endeavors, I committed to participating as a gift to myself.

I created at least one thing every day this month. It was nice to ignore the everyday demands and tune in and engage in a way that wasn’t required or expected.

Besides the moment to focus keenly on the act of creation, this was a gift to myself in other ways. I needed time out from the unspoken questions, the fears dancing just beneath the surface of awareness, the conflicting ideals that are always hovering and holding thoughts captive.

I gave myself over for a few minutes to walk, see, feel, doodle, meditate, and from those moments create something beautiful and inspiring.

It was liberating, if nothing else.

And this was a gift…

9 thoughts on “Gift to Myself

  1. Sheila Marie Delgado says:

    So happy to know that you found JOY in creating for 30 days. These events are usually called a challenge, but I love the way you chose to define it. That is how we should always think of it. 🙂
    Of course, your participation is always a gift for us, the ones who get to see your work daily. Congratulations on a spectacular, meaningful month. Bravo!
    WOW, your technique for this photo is amazing! ;o)

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