I am a big believer in the idea of making space in our lives for things we want to come. Build it they will come. As I stand around in the various nooks of my new space, I wonder what will come. I'm wise enough to know that while i have believed it for encaustic and felt work, and it surely is, I also get a sense the space is for other big projects as well. I can feel it. I have no idea yet what, but there are whispers. Having been a girl with pretty big ideas all of my life, this space feels like one I can stretch out in, and allow what I have dreamed up or asked for over the years, to flow into my life. Much like the studio itself.
I call moments where I stand still and smile and feel full up with gratitude for where I am standing, sheer joy moments. They are as physical, as dreamy... where my tummy flutters, and I have a knowing wash over me. A moment in time I know is worth remembering forever. A good moment in time. The photo above was taken in one such moment. Charlie lying under my easel as I painted away, singing to the music playing.... mmm. There have been several of those moments each day over there and when I fleetingly wonder if all the change is good, in the wee hours of the day, those fluttery joyful moments whisper yes. Yes Yes Yes.