Art is teaching me the beauty of approaching everything with an open mind. In particular, alcohol ink has been a tangible medium to practice allowing things to unfold naturally. As with anything self-taught, there’s a certain freedom and naivety that comes with not knowing the rules, and participating in the dance between your intuition, your hands, your heart in combination with the ink, alcohol, and airflow. Allowing things to settle, trusting the process. Being ok with being a beginner and learning as you go. There’s a certain sacredness and playfulness that dance together in this space. When’s the last time you tried something new?
I’ve dropped the word ‘passion’ and have adopted the mindset of ‘following my curiosity’- it helps me lean into the steady goodness of making things that I care about, staying open, and creating without pressure. Sometimes it helps to be gentler with your callings, your seasons, and allow them to flow seamlessly into each other. To relax into the comfort of being a beginner- ready to learn, eager to try, and open to what unfolds.