(been playing around with doing messy acrylic faces. this piece reads, ‘begin. leap. take flight’ because it happens in that order (for me)).
“if i were to define myself, i wouldn’t start with race; i wouldn’t start with gender; i wouldn’t start with feminism. i would start with stripping down to what fundamentally informs my life, which is that i’m a seeker on the path.” – bell hooks
these words have been speaking to me all day. they remind me of my sister’s business cards that read, “jennifer valentine…artist. seeker.” so simple of a word…seeker, but so profound. to me, a seeker is a person who looks for the small moments, the important moments, the moments when you are called to say ‘yes!’ in joyful meaning. they are people who understands that not knowing is ok and is often the answer. they are learners, people who celebrate the in-progress parts of themselves. seeker. i like that word.
you guys are amazing with all your comments on post #508. if i’m being fully present and honest with you, then i would tell you that the reason i’ve held off on doing a give-a-way is because i had a fear that very few people would enter. you all have taken that fear and thrown it out the window. thank you….seriously.
10 days after returning home from vacation, i think i am finally caught up. there’s nothing i like more than watching a very long to-do list dwindle its way down. in the midst of some very exciting stuff, i am most excited about this: my shipment of 8×8 mattes arrived. i have no idea why it took me this long to offer them, but they are here and i love them. they make the 8×8 prints look so well put together. here’s an example of what they look like.
found this fully bloomed flower today with the flower next to it blooming soon. made me think about blooming in life and how some us bloom earlier than others. i have always been the late bloomer. always. the thing that struck me about these two flowers was this: the un-bloomed flower is just as exquisitely beautiful as the bloomed one. we are all just perfect the way we are.