Coffee at the right! I have learned to look for new pathways. What I mean by finding them, is being open to possibilities, new experiences. Changing things up helps. It doesn’t mean changing things all at once.
It does mean reaching out to others and getting involved with others. This is not something I have done, not a habit____however, it is time to reach out I feel. In itself, this has become a new path.
In looking back I do wonder why I have not reached out. I think of my observations of my mother, and I do not recall her as a person who reached out a lot. Is such an observance part of what we develop as personal habits? Maybe it’s part of it. Then, we moved into self-discovery, and who we want to be. I became more extroverted after meeting Thomas, it also began as I began my degree program. I had not driven a car until then, my world was like being on an island since I was a child, at home, then in my own home.
I examined the thoughts around this. Thomas and I were very comfortable with just us, and family as they came and went. We did not do things with friends great deal. He worked, I worked in the studio. Not reaching out by making plans.
Having friends is important. I am glad to have this focus at last. What do we know of life if we have no experiences other than our immediate ones?
Being more involved as a parent and grandparent. Not waiting for one’s children to take first steps with events. Come up with ideas, and do things. Easter is coming soon!
How to do, all I do and want to do? Letting weekends be weekends and evenings, evenings are a start.
I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.”
Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj