HAPPY NEW YEAR AND DECADE!
Take time to dream and visualize. That is what I am reminding myself to do these days. Why? Because it works. I made my last vision board about 3-4 years ago. It is chock full of tropical beaches, beautiful hand made things, art work I have sold and of course pictures of my children. Note the one word on there- TRAVEL.
Since then I have been to Hawaii, Punta Cana, our own Wrightsville Beach, and most recently Provodentiales, Turks and Caicos. I have made and sold large pieces of art work and I have traveled and danced more than in the previous 5 years. And so it is true, what you visualize and focus on can and will materialize. We are all creative beings whether we know it or not- we just have to choose it.
I write this to remind myself just as much as you, because it is easy to get caught up in the minutia of every day life, and the care taking of others. Some how we have to carve out just a bit of time for ourselves to choose the kind of life we truly want. And this is not just to be selfish. I feel that each of us is here to share what is most important to us and bring that joy to others.
Here are a few ways you can do this: make a small vision board by pinning pictures to a piece of styrofoam, and put it on your wall where you can see it every day. Start a gratitude practice and write down what you would like to happen and thank the universe in advance for bringing it to you. Personally, both of these practices have resulted in huge gifts and are so well worth the time. I plan to make a new vision board soon.
Here is the latest inspiration for my art work. My birthday trip with my sweetie to Turks and Caicos. The water was so gorgeous, I couldn’t take my eyes off it and literally stared at it for hours. I know I will be dyeing some fabric in these colors and making something soon with them. For now enjoy this eye candy and don’t forget to dream!!!
And a little video for you as we touched down in paradise:
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Roxane is a studio textile artist, teacher, and author, with two girls, who are both growing up too fast! She recently appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and has taught at the Houston quilt show. She was also a BERNINA ambassador. Her work is in several private collections and she loves doing custom commissions. For more info go to http://roxanelessa.com.
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