day 29…of 30 day challenge!

My intent and purpose…

I started a blog in 2007 with the intent of sharing and making a connection with like-minded people and develop a relationship with them. Initially I thought I would blog and do it regularly (I had good intentions) but time passed and now it’s 2013. On reflection, there were many reasons for not blogging regularly. Perhaps I wasn’t ready and  it was not the right time in my life.

I needed the time to gain confidence, to grow, to learn about myself–who I am and how I fit in this world. I needed to know what I am about, what is most important in my life. I needed to see myself without the rose-coloured glasses. I needed to be brave. It’s taken me quite a number of years to get to here and I needed those years. It’s all about the experiences in our life–learning and growing.

art journal page

art journal page

Art matters, and has helped me and is helping me continue to grow in so many ways. When I needed it most, art saved me (sounds kinda cliché but true) because what I am about comes from deep within my soul (my family and friends who know me–will likely agree).

Before going to art school, I was working in an office and thinking daily over and over again “is this all there is”? I knew I needed to do something; I thought long and hard what I really wanted out of my life and what matters most to me. That was when I decided to go to art school to pursue what I loved but had ignored until then. It was a lifesaver and food for my soul. I graduated from art school but did not pursue an “art career” however I happily created art in my spare time (and worked as a secretary).

The next time art saved me was during a dark time in my life. I didn’t realize I had let my art slide while I was putting all my energy towards my husband and daughter. In essence I was ignoring a part of my soul and my well-being. Art became my therapy and it is what helped me through those dark days.

art journal page

art journal page

And now it is my time, and I am ready to share with you my art–that is my intent and purpose.

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