I didn’t post in July because I felt so busy but I’m not sure if that was true or if it was the contrast with Covid Time making it feel that way. However, it shook things up and made me look to the future rather than just drifting with the days.
I used the found time during lockdown to explore and try different things like oils and different subjects. After all, we all had lots of time and no place to be. But recently I felt I’d lost my way. I can see that reflected in my Instagram account which seems to be all over the place.
I sensed myself at a turning point with my art so I’ve been on the lookout for my next steps. And of course, you learn a lot in the most surprising places when you’re paying attention.
My husband and I were watching the episode of “Young Sheldon” where Sheldon decides he will be the Einstein of his generation. He starts by trying to play the violin like his idol. When that doesn’t improve his science, he decides to convert to Judaism. So he calls a temple in Houston and has a conversation which finishes with this observation by the rabbi:
“You’re not going to be asked why you weren’t Einstein.
You’ll be asked why you weren’t Sheldon.”
The truth and wisdom of that really struck me and I’ve done a lot of thinking about it since. Which is why I find myself returning to my watercolours and painting flowers, bees and rocks. It feels like an authentic, solid foundation to build from. Me doing me.
So that’s how August is rolling for me. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your summer. with joy in every moment.