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Welcome on my blog!
First of all, I apologize for the posting delay, however, it highlights my questioning explained in chapter 27 of Behind the scenes lives the artist, which some of you have already commented when I announced this blog post subject. In response, I’ll use the third part of this post to give more detail about my current reality and where I am positioned now in regards of this question asked in April.
As usual, lets start with a meditation with the following picture as a trigger:
2) « To continue or not?» , chapter 27 of Behind the scenes lives the artist
24 April 2018 – Halfway through the written texts for this year blog, Fleuressence questions the purpose of it. Is she putting her energy in the right place? The writing of each post and of the creative texts, both in English and French takes about four hours every week. Until now, between her finished studies, her relocation to Canada and the start of a new job, she had the time to do it.
After a conversation on the phone for a potential job, the artist knows that her holidays are about to end. In a week from now, she’ll probably be working. Even if at the beginning, her job will be part time, summer time might be busier. The time available for her paintings will be reduced and, she will have to manage her time differently.
Without stopping completely the writing of her blog, she might have to change the frequency of publication. Maybe fortnight? Or monthly?
Also, there is always the question about the usefulness of writing and posting on a regular basis. Fleuressence has loyal readers, but for now, her audience is small. Is there an interest for what she is giving? Or is it just a personal pleasure to share about her work and learning? Without looking for success, the artist would like to know if her work is worth it, if her writings allow new points of view as she is sharing her own experiences of being an artist.
A few months ago, someone suggested that she do a podcast with her texts. Fleuressence had the idea of filming the magic happening during her intuitive painting sessions and to add those images to the creative texts, to make them more interesting. The idea remains, but it is a question of time once again. To record the reading of the texts, to film and edit, all multiply by two to make it bilingual, represent at least, another ten hours of work, or two days when combined with the blog.
Maybe, when she’ll start again her intuitive painting sessions, the podcast will replace the blog. Rather than taking back every text already posted, she might only select her favourites, those deserving the additional working hours.
Maybe several texts will become one podcast. Maybe narration will be adapted to the filmed pictures. So many possibilities, while choices need to be done in order to place the energy where it needs to be, where it is the most intelligently used.
3) Since the writing of this chapter, I started a new job. First, it was a day to day schedule, now it is more stable, but almost represents thirty hours a week. Believe it or not, I haven’t received my belonging from New Zealand yet (it was sent 5 months ago), so I’m still limited to paint with oil, as all my art supplies are in my container. I’m looking forward to start again to paint with my intuition using a variety of techniques. I haven’t painted in a month as I don’t have the time or the energy to do an oil painting session, which for me needs to be at least 3 hours in a row to truly advance a project. I’m seeing the light further ahead, but since my relocation, lots have happened and I’m still getting my way around my new life situation.
I intend to continue to write, as I have always loved it. However, I might not keep a steady pace for the moment. Also, without totally abandoning the current blog, I’m already working on something different, for a blog that will go alongside my new website, which will be an online store featuring my work! The new blog will focus on the art of living rather than my artistic journey, but the subjects might intersect in some ways. The website will be launched as soon as I receive my paintings! I’m looking forward to share this with you and also, to start a new chapter in my artistic and life journey.
Next week, I’ll share a text about living the present moment, somehow, a transition towards the new blog. Hopefully, by paintings will have arrived by then, as this text is the last contribution to the current blog. If not, I’ll have to improvise! See you soon!
Love and Light