I find one of the hardest things to do is show up to my creative work when I am just not feeling it. I drag my feet, my heart cheers me on "You can do this!" but my brain and hands are saying-"lets just lay on the couch and look at facebook, watch a show, pin 100 pins on pinterest. no one needs to know."
It's okay to need a break but you can't fool yourself. There is a fine line between a needed break and just being resistant, and lately there have been some days I have been feeling resistant. I can tell because I get irritable and frustrated really quickly. The inner critic pops out a little more than usual.
But the important think is to just show up to your work, your passion, the things you love, even if you might not be feeling it. Work through it, It tells yourself (maybe subconsciously that you are there for your passions, your dreams, even on days you don't want to). The only way to grow is to show up.
How will you grow in the direction of your dreams? How will you show up?
Christmas is around the corner, and Kieran is ready! He loved the KV Santa Parade and told me he loves Christmas Music.
He wrote his letter to Santa with his wish list-a police motorcycle with red and blue. There will be no last minute decorating this year, Kieran can't wait to get the tree up. Let' see how long the batteries last in the singing Rudolph...
Kieran has been participating in Go-Go Gymnastics this fall and absolutely loving it. He could not wait to get there each week. In fact on Remembrance day he got a little confused. He woke up and asked if he was doing to the babysitters, and when he found out he wasn't he was excited to ask if he was going to Go-Go, and then sad to learn it wasn't Saturday yet. Every Saturday he can not wait to get there, luckily we chose the earlier time so he didn't have to wait too long.
This weekend was the last class and he got a medal and certificate for being a tumble tot. He was very proud of himself ,and I will admit he is pretty good at forward rolls!
I went to my first gallery opening exhibit at Sunbury Shores Gallery in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick. I have one of my paintings there until the middle of December. So exciting, I had never imagined at the start of this year that I would have a piece hanging in a gallery.
It was a great experience to be there. I met many other artists whose work was hanging up and many art admirers.
It was fun to watch and talk to people explore the art in the room, but I found it difficult to talk about my own. I am sure I turned bright red every time someone congratulated me. You would think it would be easy to talk about your own work, I spent hours on it, I should know all about it. But it is hard to describe. There is a story behind it and a feeling that is hard to explain.. A picture is worth a 1000 words, and words are not my strength. I made out alright though, and really enjoyed myself, I wasn't half as nervous as I thought I would be.
Thanks to you for reading my posts and your support that encourages me to share these pieces of myself.
Got Kieran a new housecoat...he wasn't wearing when I put him to bed...guess he likes it.
Well, you know you are a mom when while you are brushing your 3 year old's teeth at the breakfast table he has to tell you that your ponytail is soaking in his orange juice....and you don't have enough time to wash it so you just rinse it and ring it out.
I have also been trying to teach Kieran how knock knock jokes work. It has been mostly me getting him to repeat me, but I think he is starting to get it. I had gotten him to do: Knock Knock? Who's there? Who. Who, who? Your not an owl....he laughed and said "Knock knock?" I said "Who's there?". He responded "Tweet Tweet, I am bird!" And then we all started laughing. I love his first joke :)
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Jennifer Russell was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada.She is an Intentional artist who focuses on creating meaning full connections to her work for herself and others. Nothing is more satisfying to her than hearing that her work has inspired someone in their own life.