It seems to embody a few of the revelations I've had during this transitional/transformational time I'm going through. Revelations that have come to me as I seek answers to the personal questions of who am I now and what am I here for?
This week I've had some meaningful conversations with dear friends who share my beliefs of what is truly important, and those who gently and sometimes unknowingly challenge me to define my purpose.
I also read a fascinating book by Richard Carlson called You Can Be Happy No Matter What that discusses the activity of thinking, and using our feelings and moods to help us recognize thoughts for what they are, and the ways we can and do allow thoughts to affect our happiness.
When I watched a video of Clare Dakin, the founder of TreeSisters, who mentions sitting with the mystery until she was moved to action, it occurred to me that I truly enjoy contemplating the mysteries of life, and my artwork allows those mysteries to find wordless expression through color, line, and shapes.
That could become the definition of my artistic purpose or at the very least a fancy answer to 'Do you work?' or 'What do you do?' -- "I contemplate the mysteries of life and translate them into hopeful expressions that others may ponder and enjoy." --That sounds completely artsy fartsy, and makes me happy to think about!