Take Up Knowing

In the last few weeks I have been working with a wonderful group of artists on Facebook. It's a secret group filled with love, support, motivation, and inspiration. Checking in daily with this group tends to put a fire in my heart that I need to get through the mundane days when I am separated from my paint.

One of the important lessons I am being reminded of is the necessity to re-write my story. When I first decided to leave counseling to pursue art, I was scared. I knew that I could no longer ignore the whispers of my Soul so with the support of my husband, I left counseling, took a part-time receptionist position and dove in. 

But the fear stayed. I didn't matter that my art was now being featured in a local shop. It didn't matter that my art sold well there and at craft shows. There was still this fear surrounding making a living selling art. You see I had bought into the story of the starving artist, the tortured artist, that to be a real artist one can not aspire to monetary success. I'm learning now that's a crock of shit. And as a result " Take Up Knowing" was born.  

"Take Up Knowing" 11x14  mixed media on canvas panel. SOLD. Prints will be coming to the shop

"Take Up Knowing" 11x14  mixed media on canvas panel. SOLD. Prints will be coming to the shop

It's time to re-write this story to one that feels like TRUTH.  What false stories will you re-write in your life today?