As you can see above, I've created a new banner for myself. This little vignette is in my bathroom on one of the shelves. I bought the Homer Laughlin pitcher a few weeks ago from Kim Davies at Tattered and Torn and I'm loving it so very much. I love the simple design, the colour and the faded texture of the ironstone.
This is how I've been creative during my silence. I'm still maintaining a degree of silence as I continue to listen to where my heart wants me to go, what my creative voice is trying to tell me. I'm hearing it, faintly, so I know that I'm on the right track.
This morning I was reading Lisa's blog, Life Unity, and she spoke so honestly of what it is I've been trying to put my finger on. Lisa has that effect on me quite often.
"Without going deeper into the self, without taking the journey inwards to finding our own voice and sitting through our own fires to burn down to our essence, our creative expression is no more authentic than a photocopier's."
- Lisa Renee Wilson
These words resonated. They described how I've been feeling, where I've been looking to go. You can read the entire post here.
I don't want to be a photocopier or an imitator. To some degree it's going to be inevitable that I am influenced by current trends, but my hope is that if I listen closely enough, if I'm willing to go deep enough within, then everything I do in my life from here forward will be honest, true and authentic.
And I know that it is possible.