Back from the Bush and Back to the Blog
I’m baaaaaaaaack! (Say that in your mind with a creepy poltergeist-type voice for full effect. Then imagine a whiny, nasal, Australian accent, and you got me!) After a wonderful week away in the serenity of the Pilliga, learning to sculpt, and being inspired by breathtakingly brilliant artists, I’m back in my beautiful coastal town. I’ve been home a couple of days, but like lupies and sickies everywhere, I needed a bit of time to rest and recover from my time away. I also needed time to take it all in: to get down to the beach and get my feet wet and breathe the salty air again; to take stock of just how much amazing talent I’d been in the company of; to try to focus and still my mind, racing with inspiration, ideas, creations, and dreams.
I surprised myself, and managed to complete a bust. Not perfect, but in the spirit of being a recovering perfectionist, I feel it’s not bad for my first sculpture!
It’s all due to my amazing teacher Kate French. Kate is a very experienced, talented, hard-working, inspiring, and generous artist and teacher. Her work is beautiful. Please take the time to have a look at her site – you won’t be sorry!
The workshop was at the glorious Pilliga Pottery. I’ll write a special post about this amazing, soul-enriching place and its beautiful people soon.
I was able to spend a couple of days at my parents’ farm as well, catch up with them, and enjoy the stillness of their land and the endless skies.
And now I’m so overwhelmed with inspiration I don’t even know where to begin! I have about a million (at least 10) posts buzzing around in my brain, and so many things I want to share with you. My heart, my mind, my being, feel nourished, happy, and at peace. This is a highly unusual situation I find myself in, but it usually occurs when I allow myself to just be creative without putting perfectionist pressure on myself or deferring to other never-ending concerns. Hence, the rareness. I just hope it lasts a while 🙂
Thank you for bearing with me during my time away, and I hope I can offer you some enjoyable reading material over the next few days.
All words and photos by Me. ©Raw Once More 2013
Posted on May 10, 2013, in Creativity, Make Your Own!, My Crazy Life, Relax! and tagged Autoimmunity & Chronic Illness, Balance, Blogging, Creativity, Do It Anyway, Going Bush, Happiness, Inspiration, perfectionism, pottery, Sculpture, See Australia, Simplicity, Touring Life. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.