Friday, August 10, 2007

a commitment.

I'm waiting for the coffee to finish brewing. I have 12 minutes before I have to start getting ready for work.

Yesterday I came home from work and tore apart the house--well, half of it, that is. I needed a fresh start and took the brunt of my frustrations out on the living room and dining room. I completely emptied both rooms--completely! Then thoroughly cleaned and rearranged. The space feels so much more open and refreshing. I do this every once in awhile, not so much to clean the house, but to declutter my mind. Although, I admit, it ends up serving a duel purpose.

So anyway...on to the next chapter of my life.

I've, just now, decided to commit myself to doing a painting a day (starting today!) and I wanted to write it down here for public viewing so that I don't try to waffle out of it. So here it is:

I, Jessie, commit to doing a painting a day for the next 30 days. No excuses allowed. I am hereby giving myself at least one hour a day to make art. No excuses--none, zip, zero allowed. Amen.

12 comments:

Olivia said...

Good for you, Jessie...it sounds like it will be a great month!! Will look forward to seeing some of your creations and to hearing how your commitment helps you to grow and change!

bella said...

Cool. Happy painting and I hope we can see some of your work! xo

Leah said...

congrats to you, jessie! i wish you creative energy galore on this journey. it's a great feeling. i'd love to chat with you more about it too!

Anonymous said...

good luck, jessie! i look forward to seeing the results. :)
~ruby

martha said...

Dear Jessie
That is a huge commitment! I know you can do it but I am going to be the good fairy and give you pemission to make some of the paintings really tiny.
Now-I can't wait to see them!

laundrygirl said...

I love that kind of commitment. I hope at the end of your thirty days you will share what you have created... :)

The Dream said...

Paint ON!
I so relate to clearing the clutter and snapping into purge mode. Sometimes I look at my house and think ... my style is overloaded with too much sentimental stuff. I wish I had one room to put all that stuff and have a grown up looking house. Oh well, maybe someday.
Off to drink my java.

Bohemian Mom said...

How awesome and ambitious of you!
I love reading how you rearrange furniture...I do the same.
When I feel out of control of my situation, for some reason, moving furniture helps me create a fresh environment.

Karen said...

I think I need to empty some of my rooms--maybe after the kids go back to school...

I love the painting a day idea--I'm going to try and do it, too! Please share!

harmonyinline said...

A painting a day wonderful you are an inspiration

Jamie said...

Fantastic! I hope you'll share them. It's good to feel your artist claiming this time, this space in your life. You are meant to create, girl! hugs to you!

Amber said...

Will you post pics of your work? I hope.

:)