It's been awfully quiet here on the blog.
I've made some resolutions this year, like everyone else.
And that's one of them.
I was thinking about the resolutions I wanted for this year.
So many many things flooded my mind.
Yoga daily, wake up by 9, blog every day, meditate, every day, do art every day.
But, I'm NOT a strict person. I have lots of self discipline, but I know, that if I don't wake up at 9, i won't do yoga, then I won't blog, I probably won't get anything done on the list of 5 if I don't do one. So, I scrapped it. I scrapped just about everything on my resolutions list.
And my word for the new year?
Yes. One. Very simple. But, it means so much to ME.
One means me. Looking out for me. Relaxing, not being stressed, figuring myself out again. Because apparently that's something you need to do often. And, instead of focusing on doing 5 things a day, my big goal, is to do One. That one thing that I will do daily? Art. That's the only thing I'm requiring myself to do.
This means I might not blog as much. But that also means the blog will be meaningful. There were too many times last year that I did a blog, just because I was trying to reach my quota. Not a lot of heart was put into it..
I will wake up when I feel like it. If I wake up at 9, great. If I wake up at noon, great. Because I'm going to listen to my body, and put myself first, be number One, and do what I want to do, when I want to do it. I will meditate when I feel I need to. I will do yoga when I feel like I need to.
All these strict requirements I've placed on myself are gone. And it feels great. Because I haven't felt any Oneness in a while. I've felt disappointed, stressed, frantic and cloudy. Dropping all of this has been like a rebirth.
For the past few days, I've woken up when I wanted to, even gone back to bed. I woke up and painted or worked on art. Since the new year I've even finished one piece. The one above this. I have yet to name it, but it will be in the shop soon. I will also have limited edition prints.
I also worked on a self portrait over the holidays. It was a lot of fun to bring out my charcoals. It's been a very long time. Since college I think. When I was told "Real artists don't draw. They paint." I'll be doing a lot more drawing this year I think.
As well as painting of course. Because if it weren't for that art class, I wouldn't have learned to paint.
And today I'm working on the cover design for Cinderskella's sequel.
I have big plans for this new year. Other than my One resolution, I do have lots of goals. I'm hoping to make 2014 the biggest bestest year. With lots of art stuff going on.