May has seen a time of change not only with the shifting season but also with the move through and out of lockdown. The pandemic has been difficult for many and a move towards what we hope will be better times is now upon us. For myself I have enjoyed the coming of the spring although here in Wales the weather has challenged the growth of all things. The relentless rain slowed what promised to be a beautiful spring, nature continued to bloom although slowly in the absence of the warmth of the sun. I feel that this also matched my own mood, I was optimistic for the coming of spring and then slowed by the absence of sunlight to lift the spirit.
During this time and through the last month I decided to slow, to evaluate, to mourn, to get ready to unfurl. I felt myself shedding what I no longer required, physically and emotionally, identifying what I wanted to take forward into this new phase. I identified that my art needed to be focused on what I alone wished to create and to not be influenced by social pressure but only my own instinct and the natural environment I love to be connected with. I will accept, relax, trust what is meant to be and what is not.
With this acceptance I decided to change the name of my business, a decision which has been on my mind for a year now. I felt that with the connection I wanted to create to the landscape and to my art, the encompassing of all my passions needed to be born under a new umbrella, one which allowed me to explore where ever I desired without the restriction and the confines of the existing. The confinement I feel is not strictly connected to the name but also to my own minds limitations. I lost some of my connection with what I was creating and now I feel that it is time for me to work through these self imposed limitations and explore freely.
I have many artist mediums which I intend to explore and look forward to sharing some of my ideas with you. We are after all on this journey together and as a teacher I feel that I have much to learn and much to share. I once read that we are placed among people as teachers because we still have lessons to learn, I have never forgotten that quote although I now forget where and by whom it was shared.
Keep things simple my friends x
Inspired by the changing seasons. My life is full of creativity and reflection.