I had plans for this week. I have a list of tutorials I’d like to record. I have an idea for a new digital product. I’ve got some new gouache paints to play with and a new hardbound art journal. I thought this week would see a welcome return of artistic mojo. But the universe had other plans and now I can hardly breathe. Last week at this time, I was confident that humanity would transcend politics. That didn’t happen. So, I stare at my computer screen, wordless. The blank pages of my new art journal stare at me defiantly.
I’m trying. I am. But I have never been so deeply afraid in my life.
I came across a digital page I made awhile ago with a kit I called “Choices”. In my shop product description, to explain why I created the kit, I see I used a play on something Stephen J. Covey said in his book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” – a book which had a profound effect on me many years ago. My product description reads” You can’t control what happens to you, but you can control how you react to what happens to you. I wanted to create a kit that would help me focus on the positive choices in life. I choose joy.”
I”m going to stare at my page for awhile to see if maybe I can make that choice again.