Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happiness Project Day 76: My Unimaginable and Authentic Life

Wow, I can't believe I'm 3/4 of the way through this thing -  76 days is a long time for me to stick to anything!

This morning I was walking a dog and enjoying the beautiful spring air, and it struck me how lucky I was to be strolling along at 10am, smelling the blooming trees. Don't get me wrong, dog walking is not always a walk in the park (har-har). I have to pick up after the dog, and I've gotten in the middle of dog fights, and walking isn't so nice in the elements.
But today, it was beautiful.
"Into the Mystic" ©Tabetha Hastings

Then, this afternoon I helped a woman find her soul again through painting. Her youngest kid just left home, and now she's taking painting lessons to get back to herself. And I get to help.
We're working on a version of my "Into the Mystic" painting.

These are my jobs. And yes, there is a bunch of stuff that I complain about - like bookwork and marketing and the perils of being a self-employed artist; but this is the life that I chose. This is my dream. Tomorrow I'll do some computer work, and then I'll be in my studio, painting away. (Anyone want to buy a painting...?)

Ten years ago I couldn't have imagined this life.  It makes me excited to see what the next ten years bring.

1 comment:

  1. I would totally love to take a healing painting art class at least once in my life, after all I've been through