I have willingly and passionately been in the studio creating a lot since I arrived two weeks ago. Today the last kiln load was started, the tables and tools were wiped down and there was nothing left to do other than wait for the pit fire event tomorrow. With the work complete, I started looking at my body of work to this point. There is such a strong sense for me that with every piece that moves through me, I'm a little more revealed, a little more myself, moving toward and embracing my authenticity. Being able to immerse myself in the process has only created more longing within me to continue this calling - and for me - it is indeed a calling. There is a lightness that occurs within me every time I touch clay. It's as if with each piece, I am letting go of a little fear, a little self doubt. Stepping into my own light and trusting without hesitation what clay has in store for me.
When someone is truly aligned with their higher purpose, it just pours out of them. There is a light that emanates from those that our following their joy and even if they endure setbacks and frustrations, they breathe, stand up and keep going. Being around people just like this the past two weeks has been incredible. I see and honor the light in them knowing that following our higher purpose is a path worth walking.
For me, creating beauty is not a luxury..............it is a path toward the light.