I've always been one to notice "the signs". I usually see them everywhere. What I mean are those little things that catch your eye as you go about your day-to-day, that give you pause, that grab your attention. Sometimes, they make you ask "What does that mean?" and sometimes you just KNOW.
As I continue to find my way with regards to my art and work and my purpose, I have had the recent occasion to ask the Universe to send me a sign. Let me know that I'm going in the right direction. I've felt them before, the signs of suredness that you can feel in your toes. The signs that make you say "YES" with your whole heart.
Guess what happened?
Nothing. I haven't seen any signs. Am I not noticing? Am I going in the wrong direction? Am I supposed to just trust and keep going? All I know is that I don't feel settled. I don't feel that enthusiastic feeling that makes me want to put all of my energy into something. Whatever IT may be.
I have been thinking of signs a lot though. I have been thinking back to my childhood, spurred on by my recent interview with the wonderful VP Miller. It made me realize that I'm good at MAKING signs. One of my strengths is lettering. It comes easy to me to add words to my paintings. I think that's why I'm becoming more attracted to mixed media. I know it doesn't come easy for everyone. I know that a lot of my art comes out looking like posters or signs. As you can see from the above work-in-progress. I know I have some things to say, and I naturally seem to make paintings that look like posters. It seems so simple. Yet I never really realized it before. Or I haven't really embraced it before. Hmmmm, could this be something that has been under my nose all the while?
Then, the other night I went to an emergency city hall meeting concerning the closing of my daughter's elementary school. (Our city is truly rallying against this. I can't even describe the upset and sadness that surrounds this). Anyhoo, as I was walking through the historic part of our little town on the way to city hall, I see this SIGN.
How's that for a sign?
So Jamie asks today for Wishcasting Wednesdays... "What do you wish to focus on?" At first I was going to say, I wish to focus on my art career. But I think that I'm going to revise that...and be more specific...I wish to focus on a sign FOR God! I'll keep you posted as to what comes about.
In the meantime, Go Out and Be Kind!