As you know, I’ve been taking a lot of time off this summer to spend on family and personal matters. I was incredibly earlier in the year and I simply needed to make time for myself.
I have spent a lot of time with my family, picked out furnishings for my living room, gone to several events, and spent a bunch of time in my studio. It was mostly just playing around with stuff that has been sitting on the back burner, but it was deliciously fun!
While I was at the Art of Feminine Presence event, I had the opportunity to have photos taken and to shoot a short video. I wasn’t sure why, but I signed up for the whole package. But here’s the deal: I had absolutely no idea what I was going to say!
Truly, as I was in the elevator, going down to my appointment, I had no idea what to talk about. And as I walked into the room where the photographer was waiting, I cringed. He wanted to do the video first – of course! So I took a deep breath and spilled the beans. I was totally unprepared.
Luckily, Don Hajicek is not your average photographer. He reminded me of some things we chatted about the afternoon before, asked some really good questions, and helped me get into the right frame of mind. The first take was a little scattered, but this is what came out on the second take. Straight through, no edits. Simply amazing.
Can I be totally honest? I had no idea that this concept of honoring our creative space was so important to me. I knew that I always felt better when I made time to play in my studio, but this was different. When I was shooting this video, I felt like I was speaking from the bottom of my feet — or like it was someone else speaking through me. It was a profoundly powerful experience. After going in cold, not knowing what to say, I was totally caught off guard by what came out. All I can say is WOW!
I hope this message resonates with you, and that you are able to humor the little girl inside of you. She’s beautiful, she’s creative, and she simply loves to have fun!
Okay, it’s your turn. How do you Honor Your Creative Space? Post a note here on the Blog or click over to our Facebook page. I’m excited to hear what you have to say!