When a new day begins, we rarely know what it will bring.
I hear you say….
It brings another day of work or monotonous domestics. Maybe, I know we need the regular routine and the mundane things to survive.
May I be so bold and ask, what you actually do for YOU?
Can or do you find a balance between the stuff we need to do and the stuff
We really need to do?
How many times did you make big plans to do something for you? Time evaporates as quickly as the secret stash of chocolate in my cupboard? Or it did, until I told myself one golden hour a day is mine.
Nobody else can touch me in that hour. I have this belief that we must share our gifts with the world. When we delve into our passions, it shines through in all areas of our lives.
For a long time I have not worked, yes a stay-at-home-mum and proud of it! I have been there for my children in every way for their primary school years and enjoyed watching them grow, learn and evolve. Not everyone has this luxury. I feel blessed that we were able to keep afloat with only one wage coming in. I now need to work. Maybe not so much for the money, we lead a simple life (money comes and money goes, we always have just enough). For me and my sanity its time to go back to work.
Something started to happen after I gave myself that golden hour, I began creating art more often. I was a happier human being, mum and wife.
The golden hour has stretched into two, maybe three hours some days. My family sees and likes the art I create. They urge me to do MORE and know now, it is part of who I am.
I never could imagine this simple ritual, permission to take one hour a day for myself could be that empowering.
Find your passion follow your happiness. It will lead you back to you. I look forward to selling my art to the world. Don’t worry, I am not selling my art here, it will always be my place to inspire others to create. There will be a link to my Etsy shop one day. It all takes time.
Time is golden. Imagine if someone offered to sell you a bag of time. What would you do with it? Would you stop and smell the roses? Would you sit and spend time with loved ones? Or work on that dream project you have always wanted to do?
There is no way to get time back.
So stop, breathe and give thanks for your gifts and life. Listen to your heart and inner voice. The creative energy is there. I am discovering that the things around me are all I need to inspire the artist.
The topic for Illustration Friday was GOLDEN. I love the word and used it to describe my hour of art and I hope you enjoy what an hour can create too. The picture above is my interpretation of golden. The Eastern Spinebill has splashes of golden feathers. They are beautiful to watch if you’re quick enough to spot them. Birds seem to find me and inspire me to draw, it is my passion.
Please share what a golden hour would mean for you? I look forward to seeing how different we all are.
And that’s what I love most about this crazy world we live in.