Sunday, March 17, 2013

276/365: Feeling Lucky?

Today I made:

a patchwork collage with the color of the day...

The photo above is of shamrocks I spotted at the shop.  My first child-like instinct was to search the bunch for lucky four-leaf clovers. Instead I went home and moved some green paint around.

I understand it is rare for artists to find success by being "discovered." Making it as an artist isn't about luck. Brave creators make their own luck by defining their dreams and taking action to make them happen. Today, for me, that action was simply to play with a collage technique and grow my repertoire of skills. The creative life is hard work (and play). While I do believe that Universal magic helps us out along the way, it is up to us to get the wheels spinning.

I had to pinch myself several times before having this realization.

So, sorry four-leaf clovers and pots of gold. I'd rather spend my time searching for meaning and magic deep in my own work.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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