Hello there you! Here you will find stuff about living a creative life in country Australia. I am an illustrator who also creates, takes photos, faffs, collects, teaches and hosts workshops. Watercolour, doodling, collage, colour, cheese, salads, travel, collecting ephemera and dreaming make me happy dance. And cushions. And cactus. And gardening. And op-shops. And art supplies. And the word serendipity. And you reading this...

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

FOLLOWING A HEART DREAM

Dreaming Happy 2013, pen illustration

Following a heart dream

For whatever reason, which shall remain confidential, 2013 was a pretty great year, with moments of sheer bliss, but with a rather large dose of really really bloody awful as well. 
It was an insidious awful, that crept up behind me, and gave me a large bear hug.I was stifled and became inert…completely empty and flat. 
But all the while, a little glow that was always there, a little bit of energy, just kind of waiting … began to give out its heat…and nudged me forwards. 

The nudge grew into a push. 

And now…there is no going back…because I think I  want to follow my heart dream. Need to? Have to?

You are laughing, smirking? I know,the whole internet is filled to bursting with people just like me.Say, WHAT? So I am NOT special, not unique???! Well..yes, and no.

The lovely thing is, that by even admitting this to myself, and hubby, has been liberating(terrifying). And I have found a whole lotta love and support from people that I never expected. It has strengthened bonds already there, and created new ones too.
The world is a funny old place, and I am a funny old thing. But there you go. Watch (or not) as I give it a good bash.

Dreaming is free…but making them reality is not.This old dog is off to learn some new tricks…when i can find the right buttons, and apps, and how to download them…
(hope my sister is home, or maybe my teenage son can show me???)