Trying New Things
It feels like my heart has been away from this blog for a looong time, taking what you might call an unofficial "sabbatical" leave of sorts. As I journaled my way out of 2012 and into the new year, I realized that 2013 is the seventh year since I began pursuing my "becoming" as an artist. The most overwhelming piece of the creative life I've discovered in this process is the ebb and flow--the frustrating and paralyzing lack of inspiration at times, and the other times of rushing, gushing, falling-in-love-with-art productivity.
What I've realized in taking this surprise break from blogging is that I'm honestly kind of tired of always trying to figure it out--this life of creativity, of soul, of making it through the day-to-day. I want to be content in living in between the highs and lows, at just the right point of the ebb and flow. I want to find my sweet spot and just be me, no matter what is staring me down in life at the moment.
I've been a little saddened by my time away from this blog, wondering why it wasn't so important to me anymore. But I was also making it a point to give myself grace--no guilt or feelings of "obligation" to post here all of the time. Since the word sabbatical came to me, I realized that this is exactly what it was--a time of rest in the seventh year; a time to re-evaluate, re-charge and revolutionize my way of thinking! Isn't this cool?
So today I'm here to say a big "hello friends!" and joyfully announce that I feel revived! As you might have noticed, I'm freshening up things around here, going for a clean and simple look that will help me to, like I said, "just be me." Hope you can take a minute to say hello. I'll be back tomorrow with a peek at what's been happening lately in my studio--my work has also taken a turn toward the fresh, clean and simple, and I am loving it!
Posted by Sadee Schilling at 11:46 AM