Monday night was inspiring in 1000 creative ways.....and so was speaking on Saturday at TEDx.....
I alwaYs try to be open to learning something new about myself when I present, teach or even a simple conversation.
And I learned ALOT over the past weekend!
I unexpectedly learned more about myself and the people that I love so much, and the community that has found inspiration within the vision,.... the place that began when I was in elementary school....and yes.... I knew I would be doing exactly what I am doing right now.
I just had to learn how to let go of a lot......
I let go of trying to be someone others needed me to be
I let go of making art that impressed others
I learned what REAL connection feels like
I learned that when we love someone...that never goes away...it simply transforms into what we all need
I learned that how people see me should never impact how I actually AM
I learned that what I may take for granted...can be the idea or experience that helps someone else move toward their light
I learned that I AM LOVE
But I knew all this already....
It just took 2 events, 100+ interactions with countless people who showed me what I look like through their eyes....LOVE
I am perfectly imperfect
I am worthy
I am learning to ask for what I need
I am speaking my truth
I am trying my best
Enjoy some pics from an inspiring weekend with my “art family”
Roji’s Tea Lounge exhibit and live painting event was standing room only all night!! 40 or more lovely souls from my “art family” came and shared a great space...they made us cookies and tea.
A great article by Karen Tashkovski
My life long best friend came, and my mom!...my cousins and their son Ryan!!....my sissie and my son Jon!! Erica and Mom!!!..and there is the “little” canvas that I painting live on stage! 😳 yep...4’x5’ canvas in 7min. Had a blast every second 👍