Saturday, January 4, 2014

Wonderous Meander

"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, 
is a way to make your soul grow. So do it." ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Journal Vision Board #2
Wonderous Meander ... those are the words on the cover of my journal and my intent is to spend 2014 meandering ... following my fascinations and the wonders that call to me.

Last year, it dawned on me that the bottom line of my attempts to sell my art in the normal gallery and shows fashion was a large negative number.  So I quit.  For several months I did not make art.  I spent a lot of time looking for more "productive" projects (read financially rewarding).  

I kept thinking, "I followed my bliss and the money didn't follow."  But, then, after chasing money projects for several months, I realized that they were making me a little crazy (and depressed) ... and weren't all that productive financially either.  

So, I had a long hard talk with my checkbook, who said, "You've got a year to make up your mind.  Either make more money or cut your living expenses." It's pretty simple really ... just arithmetic ... dollars in ... dollars out.

So, I have a year.  I'm going to meander along an unmarked path trying to see where it will call me.  I'm going to make a lot of art, write a lot of words, meet a lot of people and see where it leads.

Page 1 of my collage journal tells me, "The daring are never done."  This year I will be daring ... "audacious" (the word that's on the back of my journal) ... willing to say "yes" to the universe.

I invite you to join me ... for me, posting this is the first step into a year of unknown.  If you're a blogger on a similar journey, comment with your blog address and I'll add you to the "Companions on a Journey" list.


  1. I am so happy to see you here again! And YES! Saying yes to the universe is mighty powerful. I will join you in your meanderings and let's see what wonder we uncover!

    BTW -- your check book and my cheque book must be related -- mine is talking to me too!

    1. Oh Louise, how I love re-connecting! And, why is it that your cheque book sounds so very much more sophisticated than my check book. Hmmmm?

  2. I want a cheque book that just takes care of itself, with out me to over see.. that would be a wonderful goal. Love hearing about your journey... I have lots of ideas, will see where the year takes me. Bottom line, enjoy! Love to hear how others are flying.

  3. I believe I'm on that journey as well!

  4. Annie ... I think you're right ... and what a journey it may be ... let's revisit this at this time next year and be totally amazed at what a year has brought! hugs.