I haven't written here for a while. I love writing, it is another creative process which I enjoy immensely. However it takes a back seat to artist, mothering, wifing (I don't think that is a word) and casual Education Support Assistant. Therefore, I have been contemplating balance. I think all the parts of me are working well together but not necessarily "balanced". I have been painting a lot of late as I have been teaching a fabulous group of people, we have been on a journey of listening to our inner voice. I have had the oppurtunity to teach, inspire and encourage. However it meant, not a lot of writing was done and I may have forgotten to feed the kids a couple of times. I believe when we try to aspire to a "balanced" life, it puts a lot of pressure on us, the frustration when we can't find the balance and the irritation, like an itch under the skin when we know it just isn't going to happen or we can't make it work. But what if we took all our "parts" and practised "balance-ing"? To weigh and consider, to be steady in our endeavours and to evaluate? All these wonderful attributes can be used not only in everyday life but also when we are being creative. I think I will keep this in mind when I start my next painting, because I'm sure if I listened to my inner wisdom these attributes would bubble to the surface and make the process so much more enjoyable.
Sydney based mixed media artist.