Creating a Balanced Life

Wow, there has been so many changes here from my last post. Not the least of which is the Blogger interface I’m using right now. Go Google! So in the fall, I was offered a part-time job at the Warwick Museum of Art (Yeahbaby!) which I was delighted to accept. So I now have a more steady stream of income, I am surrounded by beautiful and inspiring artwork, I am learning a lot about the arts and exhibition process, and pretty much have the best boss ever. I’ve also been involved with the Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities, which has some good things in store for my art and the Art Hearts for Olivia’s Heart Fund.

This all comes at a good time – I have found that my personality and my being a creative allows me many joyful moments participating in art, but also I have a tendancy to stay home and be a hermit. If I’m not inspired and busy with atwork (or earning $$), I start to feel like a lump of wasted potential, and feel pretty much useless. It’s a struggle to feel like you are contributing to society during a dry spell, and being in a low mood makes it harder to create art. Bad viscious circle. In addition, there have been some tough times lately for people I care about, and so little I can do to help them.

So now the regular contact with creative people, the inspiring atmosphere, the opportunity to learn, working towards social causes I believe in, and a decent amount of prayer all have been helpful in bringing me back to a more balanced state. I’m not quite where I want to be yet (I need to get my yoga back on) but I am settling into a happier groove and feeling more productive. Just in time for the holidays!

I’ll be posting more about the most recent art developments, including another Art Heart soon. In the meantime,  I wish for happiness and balance in your lives as well.


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