Sometimes life takes unexpected twists and turns. The past 6 months has been such for me. I had not created art or had my hands in clay or kept my blog updated. Though it may sound boring, I took pleasure in the mundane aspects of everyday life. It's not that I was empty. I filled it up with different things. I took great pleasure in working on an herb farm (Red Clover Herb Farm) and realized I have some dormant passion that lies in plants and nature that needed some tending. My hands in the dirt felt good, like my hands in clay. I followed the twists and turns where they led making sure I chose only the things that felt good and made my heart sing.
Sometimes the creative spirit needs a little rest, some time out. There were times when I wondered where it went and if it was coming back...this part of myself that seemed to be burned along with my studio fire (see "Blip in Time post)...or at least dimmed. But you cannot force the muse. At least I can't. And I don't want to. Authenticity is really important to me. I am happy to say, my desire to make art is coming back to me. In a different way than when it left but I am excited to see what it brings. My hands are back in the clay!