Taking this week to step back and look at the larger picture.
- What are my goals?
- What am I doing to insure that those will be fulfilled?
- What are the challenges?
- What are my resources?
- Where do I want to be a year from now?
- How do I build/ maintain my artist community?
I am learning that the old rules no longer apply and that I have reached a point where it is time to establish a new game plan. This summer was about breaking down walls / barriers, learning that sometimes things need to be obliterated before one can re-create.
My foundation ~ reinforced by signing up for the Paul Klein Works workshop, at the end of September. I am utilizing this as yet another jumping off point to assist in my continued constructing of my artistic career. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by so many wonderful resources but often times I am not sure now to incorporate them to assist in my process. My goal is that this 12-week workshop will facilitate in drawing my recourses together making them more beneficial and supportive as I move forward.
A large part of this process is asking myself tons of questions to try and figure out the best path to follow. One of the questions that is reoccurring, where do I want to be in my art career in ten years? I will be 55 years old (gasp!)…. Stopping each time and wondering where the time went… after my shock lessens… I return back to reality and say time to figure this out! Overwhelmed so for now I have changed the question to, “Where do I want to be next year? This is easier for me to conceive at this point.
But I do have dreams that I want to happen within 10 years, I just do not have any idea how to make those things happen yet. I have many things to learn…and I am looking forward to that journey.
So the biggest challenge in moving forward is remembering that the stepping-stones of the past were only spaces to rest and build up my strength up again, they were never meant to be the end of my journey.