After a necessary detour, slowly, slowly
I am getting back to my art. Finding my rhythm.
I have joined Kelly Kilmer in
Revel in the Moment collage workshop.
and Misty Mawn's Open Studio.
This is my first sketch.
I Am Here
I am here, a late comer to the
ether of the art world when fully inhaled.
I am here, up at the crack of dawn
flapping my wings, waving to all of you
like-minded souls from my perch here
on the California coast.
I am here, in my silent corner, pen in hand
dodging the inner critic who so readily and
willingly can usurp my excitement.
I am here longing to exercise my art muscles,
rusty after a long period of time between rounds of
caregiving for family members. Here with full knowledge
that there is only one moment and each moment is precious.
I am here, I carry with me in a pocket, so to be
easily fingered, that which inspires and fortifies me~
my Japanese ancestors~ a samurai warrior, a painter,
a photographer, community organizers. I feel
their strength encourage me when I falter.
I am here, an inner quiver, a rumble threatens to
overtake me, to hijack my soul and deliver me to
the blissful land where creativity reigns.
I am here a willing hostage armed with pencils,
pads, paints, brushes. The door open, the path
revealed. A community awaits.
I am here balancing that which life presents.
I am here right now in this moment.
I am here longing for that which feeds me
I am here.