Hubby & I decided to do a family camping trip so the day after Xmas we loaded up the truck with supplies and kids and headed to one of our favorite beaches, San Simeon Campground just outside of Cambria. We had such a wonderful weekend relaxing by the bonfire, eating all the snacks, playing board games and belly laughing till we cried. Such wonderful happy family time. Getting to have the opportunity to have 3 of my 4 kids together was definitely the best gift I received.
As the light began to fade into the sea there was a brief moment when my breath caught in my throat, my heart filled to capacity and my soul felt utterly & completely satiated, warm, happy, blissful even. I've been struggling mentally with a lot of things in recent months but not at this moment. Not in this sacred space next to the sea I love so passionately. In this moment it felt like every fiber of my being was ok. Was good. Was exactly as it should be. The golden radiant sun casting its last light onto the sands and bathing everything in that warm golden glow made me realize these natural objects we collect and then repurpose into art pieces are gold. Not just measured in monetary worth though they do provide for my family but they provide me with a deep sense of belonging, to this earth, to this sea, to these stones. They remind me that everything here has a purpose, that knowledge is golden. Nothing is useless, there is always a way to recycle, reuse, reinvent something to make it better. To give it a reason to be. We are all one people just trying to survive and have as happy of an existence as our current situations will allow. Be true to yourselves. Be kind to your fellow creatures on this crazy ball hurtling through space, but above all... #begoodhumans
P.S. I left that green sea glass right there ^^ for one of you to discover.
Anyone else out there desperately waiting with anticipation for the holiday hubbub to be over with so you can get back to making art? No? Just me? In the midst of all the cooking and camping and gifts and family time (all of which I am enjoying immensely) all my soul desires, craves endlessly every time I have a moment of quiet to myself is paint & color and the mess that comes with my creative outbursts. My muse is biding her wicked time and making lists of all the new things she wants me to give birth to. (Be afraid...I am!) Let's just hope this time its not 3am when she decides I need to start, create, and finish a huge project. No excuses, sleep when you are dead... Hope you all had a good holiday, however you choose to celebrate (or not) and that at the very least you had plenty to eat, and plenty of love to go around wherever you are! #begoodhumans