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Something in this post by Pixie has cracked my heart.
I gazed at the images of her filling her new space, of her Pandora’s box and giant thirsty canvasses, and my breath caught in my throat.
I’ve long longed to spread colour on larger canvasses, to have a bright space full of sunshine and shelves and drawers and places to put my paints within easy reach… I’ve long kept my artworks small because my living space seemed to require it.
But what if that isn’t so?
What if that cannot be so?
What if I can spread out and create the space I need in this wonderful home of ours?
What if I only think I cannot spread my wings out as far as I wish to?
What if my thinking small, my playing small, is the only thing keeping me that way?
Maybe I’ll try a bigger canvas and decide it isn’t for me… but I have everything to lose by never trying… and much to gain if I do.
Time to stop waiting for the right time.
Open, Breathe, Remember.
Jess Morrow said:
Oh, I hear this so much. I am so glad I found your blog. I’ve recently been considering the same concept–where & how I’m thinking small. and where the magic is, for changing it.
Thank you Jess, I’m glad you’re here! 🙂
Its tricky, I find, to notice the places where I’m making excuses instead of having actual reasons for things like this. And sometimes it is simply necessary to stop finding even reasons and to just act. Shortly after the above post I shifted some furniture and acquired a large canvas which is now primed red in a dedicated painting ‘corner’, so it can be done! One way I’ve noticed I stay small is by thinking of the BIGGEST way of manifesting what I desire and then shelving it as too big and therefore impossible without looking at the baby-steps… this is something I’ve been working on for a while and am finally having some success overcoming!
How are you getting along with your expanding?