Mining

 Yes mandala for thinking positively

Yes mandala for thinking positively

I have been thinking a lot about the word 'commitment'....what it means  between people, with an animal, with art/work and to yourself. And many people...friends and strangers... have brought this topic up in conversations with me over the last month.                     

Commitment is a lot like mining and making a promise is an important part of making a new batch of art. The first few shovelfuls are often the heaviest, as you may be still accepting this new condition. You may not be sure where to dig or what you are even looking for. But if you just keep digging,  believing that something is within.....you will find a jewel, a truth.

Often, I will 'feel' an idea,  before I can envision it. This sensation tells me that making art and the effect it creates on others is pure magic.  Once I have something physical in my hands...I try to maintain this 'feeling' until the piece is finished. The proof that this is magic is that viewers and customers of my work, tell me that my pieces are full of a 'good feeling' ... and that is the core 'feeling' I am trying to create and maintain in my pieces. People 'see' it, where once it was just this sensation that hung in the air around me.