Weaving a life – life as art

The goal is not making art. It is living a life. Those who live their lives will leave stuff that is really art.
     – Robert Henri, The Art Spirit.

I recently had the pleasure of seeing a tapestry exhibit called In Our Nature: The Tapestries of Helena Hernmarck.  This Swedish textile artist thinks BIG – her monumental works immerse the viewer in wall-size lush blooms, rich green forest scenes and sunny poppy pastures.  And they take years to complete, often having a team of weavers under her direction.  They were exquisite and works of wonder.

Our lives are woven in the small steps we take each day, each moment.  We have a vision, a design for our life.  Making choices either move us closer or further from that vision.  Let’s say you have a dream to build something, but have no skills to do so.  Instead of relinquishing the dream, you can decide to take a class to learn how to do so.  So you act on this by calling to get information or register for a class or simply speak with someone who already has done what you envision to do.  Like Helena, you hold the largess of the vision while taking the small steps that begin to weave that reality into your life.  You can even gather a team of sorts to support your enacting this vision.  This takes a belief in your vision, courage to step out of your comfort zone, and consistency of action to keep choosing in favor of your dream.

You are weaving a life, one thread, one choice at a time, creating a life as art, in expression of your own spirit…..as they say, a work in progress.  enJOY the journey!

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