Upon returning from my trip to Positano this past May I was inspired to reconnect with my passion for painting. After having the opportunity to meet and speak with many of the local artists in Positano, I began to feel a dormant part of me begin to stir. The inner artist that once loved creating with paint began to call out from within. In that moment I told my boyfriend that I was determined to acknowledge this yearning and get back to painting once back in the state. Upon my return to NY I received an email from a local art store in my neighborhood advertising a 50% off sale on all paints, brushes and canvases. The sign was way too large for me to ignore. I quickly printed the coupon and headed to the store. That day I was able to invest in some art supplies. Two days later I stumbled across my old easel I had left at my mom’s home. Everything came together in the span of three days. I was ready to get reacquainted with the long-lost artist within.
Today, I can report that my inner artist is alive and kicking. While at first I was a little apprehensive to get back into painting, I managed to silence my inner critic by quieting my expectations of creating a masterpiece on the first go around. I was so excited just to paint that it didn’t really matter what the final product resulted in. The feel of the brushes at my fingertips and the peace that came with putting paint to canvas brought me more joy then the art I was actually creating. I was awakening something long forgotten within me and that felt great!
It’s been three weeks since my first “brush” at my return to painting. I feel such a sense of joy now that I am devoting time and energy toward a passion I had forgotten existed within me. Included in this post you will see some of the paintings I have been working on. I can only hope that this blog post inspires some of you to take some time to listen to and acknowledge some of your own forgotten passions. The universe is constantly sending us messages and signals that help to bring us one step closer to our bliss. I encourage you all to keep an open mind and an open heart to these signals. It’s never too late to get reacquainted with a hidden talent or skill you’ve been ignoring. Dust off those creative parts of yourself that have just been dying to come out and play. What passion will you awaken this week?
Ambition In The City