We all do it. It is what makes us such creatures. Everyone changes their mind. We do it when we are ordering dinner. We change our minds about what we will wear on any given day. We will sometimes even change our minds about more serious things. What about buying a house or car, or to have children or not? We can and do change our minds.
That’s why we are interesting humans. We change and evolve. I will change my mind about what is the best course for me to take in my business. I am changing my mind about my art and what I want to create and how I will create it. This is what I’m doing now. I was sitting at my work table and looking through the Garden Gate magazine, the other day. For those that don’t know this magazine, they have the most beautiful pictures of gardens, flowers, trees, and bushes. I use to pick up this magazine once in awhile at the bookstore. It was a treat. I didn’t have a very nice garden or yard and I loved falling into the photos. Recently I decided I needed a subscription to this magazine and it now comes directly to my house. I’ve always loved flowers, trees and botanicals. Some of my favorite paintings that I’ve created included trees, flowers, and plants. The magazine confirmed the direction in my art.
I’ve been thinking about all that has gone on these past 1 1/2 years. I thought I would never teach art again, but I figured out Zoom. There were no art sales, but then I found online shows and sales. Staying home and working with my changing business, I remembered that I am adaptable. I can learn new ways of teaching and creating.
I’m not sure exactly how my business will change or if I will go a different way with my teaching but I know it will change. Sometimes we become fearful about change. When I worked for Hallmark Cards, change was in every breath. You either breathed and moved, or you were lost. The only thing that stays the same is change. I leaned very quickly to adapt. My dad was a person that could not deal with change. He would flip out at the smallest changed. When my mom would move furniture or re-paint a room, he would have a fit. I knew I could never be like that. I have and will embrace change. To me, change is in everything, all the time.
I know that my business, classes and teaching will change. I will reflect some more and ponder what I want to do as I go into the new year. I know, it’s still just about 2 months away, but I have told myself that I need to make the changes. Something inside me is whispering, “change”. It will be a fresh start.
You might look back at my posts about nature and being inspired by nature and moving in that direction. You can see those posts here.