Once upon a time I wanted to make an airplane out of stuff I had at home; things like a toilet tissue cardboard thing, toothpicks, plastic wrap for the windows, scotch tape. Needless to say this did not go well. After several minutes at it and lots of frustration I quit, threw the stuff away.

A few months ago I decided to give it another try. Aluminum foil, masking tape, and plaster strips from the hobby store. A much more successful endeavor, and here is that finished product.  Crude in shape, lumpy, a little fragile…but it’s my airplane. Finally.

I had to give myself permission to play, to create, to get in touch with that little girl and her inner artist, to make a nice mess and just have fun.  Now I find that many of my art projects have become the focus of my viewfinder.

Meanwhile I sense that opening this door inside me is taking me to new places, opening my heart to new ideas, new ways of living and being.  It is all about the journey, not the end product or result.  

What do you do to get in touch with your inner artist? 


2 Replies to “Soaring”

  1. Deb – I love your airplane – especially that you put it on a map to photograph – so cute. In the book "The Artist's Way" the author talks about going on Art Dates once a week – a time you dedicate to yourself to create something. I find that drawing, painting, any of those things is so important to opening up my creative spirit.

  2. Kara, I have read the book "The Artist's Way", and those artist dates are so important! Years ago I had a journaling group and we read this together, and celebrated the artist in each of us. What fun it was! I'm glad you metioned the book, and I may have to find it and read it again.

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