Have you ever felt controlled by time?
Constricted by imaginary strings, tethered to an invisible clock preventing you from truly immersing yourself in the present moment.
Lately more than ever I have.Those of you who know me well know my life has been blessed with a new exciting adventure that has consumed me and thrown my world upside down. Its left me learning how to re-balance my daily,work and art life. Don't get me wrong I have never been so happy, every moment is like a glittering star, yet the star melts like snow as every glittering moment passes into the next and I have found myself forgetting to truly embrace each moment as I run about doing the tasks of daily life.
I suppose the fact I consider 'tasks' tasks says it all, I have forgotten to make the little things enjoyable. Maybe it’s choosing to sip my tea while basking in the sunlight for a few minutes, instead of gulping it down and rushing to the car. Or simply taking a moment to appreciate what is while its here.
Remember when we were kids and time took forever and we made cubby houses out of our blankets. Remember when we tried to do something difficult, like sign our names in cursive? Adults often told us to take our time—to realize there was no rush, so we could just relax and focus on the task at hand. Usually that only took a moment or two longer than it would otherwise, but those minutes made a huge difference. As children we were relaxed and we absorbed so much of what happened around us, we noticed and appreciated the little things. We smelt the tiny flowers and we noticed the butterfly's and lady bugs. We marveled over a slice of cake and the amazingness of the world around us.
Isn’t enjoying our lives just as worthy of that relaxed attention to its wonderful details?
We all have places to go and things to do, and yes these things may have time restrictions however we can choose to make every moment of our time worthwhile.
"Tomorrow is promised to no one, so don't wait for the perfect moment, take a moment and make it perfect. " - Rhiannon Woolf
About the artist:|
“Creation is my passion. It is my first love.
Creating is like an exciting adventure, I never know where it will take me or what I will create. I consider it a privilege to be able to share my art and teach others what I have spent so long teaching myself.
I have been working on a new technique allowing my creations to be more sculpture and less plush. The resulting sculptures and maquettes are as soft as ever, have solid torsos with flexible extremities enabling the creatures to be posed into lifelike positions.
My aim is to blur the lines between ‘plush’ and ‘sculpture’, ‘real’ and ‘fantasy’.”
About the person:
“I am nothing special, what I know I have learnt through endless hours of trial and error. I have a love of learning, the dedication to practice and a true passion for my art. I didn’t study at an amazing art school nor have I been lucky enough to be tutored by an artist. I create because it is what I love doing”.
“Never be afraid to create.
Don’t strive to be ‘perfect’, there is no such thing.
Fight to be better.
Better than you where yesterday, better than you will be tomorrow.
Be the best you can be.
Create to the best of your ability”
- Rhiannon Woolf
© - all of my art is copyrighted under the Australian Copyright Act. Do not attempt to recreate or use without permission please.
Have a most marvelous day and be blessed