Why fit in when you were born to stand out? -Dr Seuss
One of my favorite things to do is paint at the beach. It’s the desire I first blurted out to an Artist’s Way group in 2009.
We’d been going through the Julia Cameron book of the same name, week after week answering questions that would help us uncover our passions as artists. I’d just started painting again after hiding my creativity away for 10 years.
I loved that supportive group. But when asked what I really wanted to do, I replied, “Paint at the beach.” Even that group gave me looks of impossibility (which of course only fueled my desire to make painting at the beach happen for me).
Now, every year, since I started my business 4 years ago, I’ve been heading to the beach to gather inspiration and to paint.
The sun, the ocean and walking barefoot on the beach completely fills me up.
There’s just something about waking to watch the sunrise and huddling on the sand to admire the sunset each day. It brings out my most natural state.
And that’s definitely something I desire more of for 2015.
A few weeks ago I celebrated my birthday at Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island in Florida.
I walked and walked and walked, watched the clouds and waves, and I painted (more photos coming soon).
Do you have any dreams that are calling you?
This time of year always gets me thinking about what I’d like to let go of and what I’d love to see more of in my life. I’ll be sure to look for your dreams in the comments of this post.
May all of your dreams come true.
Ps. I am so honored to have my artwork featured in the winter issue of Somerset Studio Gallery magazine. They always create such a beautiful spread!