Tuesday, February 01, 2011

FOLLOWING MY HEART...


Just recently, after investing considerable time & energy pursuing an Artful Direction, I came to realize that "something" was just not quite right. I wasn't really sure what was wrong at first... all I knew was that I wasn't very happy.

I imagine the feeling I had was similar to trying on an ill-fitting piece of clothing. As much as I pulled & tugged & tried to make it work, the "garment" just didn't fit me. 

It took me a long time to come to a decision... but I finally realized I needed to follow my heart. And so now, I find myself in a sense, "back to my beginnings" art-wise... back to colored pencils & markers & scissors & glue. Back to blogging just 'cause it's fun & I have a story to tell. I'm simplifying too... and you know, even though I'm not quite sure where it all will take me, I'm feeling lighter & happier. And for that, I'm very thankful!!

** Lord, I don't know how many artists find themselves needing to "reinvent" themselves,... but that is how I'm feeling right now. Please lead me as I seek to make new decisions in following my heart & following You.

10 comments:

Dena E's Blog said...

Amen Sis,, Amen~~~And Praising God in and thru it all right along with you... Just so you know I've added your link at my new art blog.. I also have a blog just for worship too. Even tho Jesus is with me at all 3 of them :0)
Blessings and Love on you from Our Father God above~~~Hugs Dena

Karen Faulkner said...

Glad to have you back to blogging Patti! All creativity comes from the Creator, so praying for God's lead makes a lot of sense. :)

Gail DeGray said...

I love you muchly! Just saying.... Hugs!

Jennifer Scull said...

glad to hear that your heart is happy ! it took me a bit to track you down, as I had taken a leave myself for health reasons, but so happy to have found you again! :) I will miss your digis and treasure the ones I have, but rejoice that you are doing what brings you pleasure!
sending hugs your way!

Patti Moore said...

Many Thanks to You ALL for your encouragement, support, & love!!

Times of change (even GOOD change!) always leave me feeling a little off-balance... so it's wonderful to receive the support of caring friends! :)

Michelle said...

What an inspiring post, Patti! I'm so glad you are following your creative heart and are an artist with a happy heart! You deserve it! Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely colored work:)

Hugs,

Michelle

lindsay ostrom said...

grand idea... i am all for going back, humbly to your roots. Good for you. Can i come with.....

Patti Moore said...

Thanks so much, Michelle & Lindsay, for your sweet comments! It's great to know I have artistic friends who understand what it means to be creative! :)

A.Marie.Wilson said...

AMEN! I can not tell you how refreshing and encouraging it is to read what you write. I am super on fire for God, I live my life to make Him smile and everything I do is to glorify Him and with joy. Your post is the epitome of being true to who HE made you to be and what HE made you to do. While scrolling through your book listing the book Creative Calling truly stood out and I will be purchasing that. So thankful for you. I pray blessings over your life and an even higher anointing on your gifts and talents.
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Ashley Wilson
http://laluceimagery.blogspot.com

Patti Moore said...

Hi Ashley! :)

I'm so sorry it's taken me this long to respond to your sweet comment! We have had a season of LOTS of family needs... and my blogging has taken a backseat for a while.

But I DID want to Thank You for your kind words!... I'm so glad the Lord used my blog & this post to encourage you!

I certainly hope that The Creative Call will be an inspiring & helpful book that you can enjoy reading again & again!.... I know it has been a great encouragement to me!

Blessings to You!!
~ Patti

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