Last summer, I had a reading from a very gifted Tarot reader named Marcy at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. She explained that if one wants positive change in one’s life, one must break the old patterns and do something new. Anything new. To paraphrase– If you always eat a ham sandwich for lunch, eat something different. It doesn’t matter if it’s tuna fish or pastrami on rye. Just try something different.
I’ve used the analogy before of sledding down a snow-covered mountain. We are so used to doing things one way, seeing the world one way, and responding in one way. Like a sled going down the same well-worn path, we go down the same path with friends, co-workers, & our significant others. Even though this path no longer suits us, it’s hard to break free. But consider this, by lifting the sled out of the rut, even slightly, a new path will automatically be taken. All it takes is a slight adjustment.
I’m making a real effort to do that in all aspects of my life, including my art. Change, a mixed media piece on canvas, exemplifies that for me. My previous work is known for bold blocks of color or pattern and solid outlines, usually black. With Change, I’m loosening up and allowing greater energy and movement in the piece. Who knows, this energy and movement could translate into something wonderful in my life. It’s worth a try!