I was just finishing up my day when a thought occurred to me. I started work this morning at 7:30 and I stopped at 7:30 tonight. Interesting. Many, many people work a day like that. Not that my day is hard...honestly, it's not. I am blessed to be able to do what I love as a profession. I'm not working in the hot sun, I'm not taking care of sick people, I'm not rescuing anyone....those are the amazing, hard working, heroic professionals. I just work. I realized today that I am a Worker Bee. I am not a queen...I don't have underlings to bring me food and although I have certainly turned out my share of children, they don't serve me, either! I just work. I am so very thankful to my husband for supporting my art and for working in his own "Worker Bee" style to allow me to be able to do what I do.
If you don't have the current ability to be able to spend your time being creative, realize that it's not out of your reach. I did work a "real" job for many years (and truthfully, I still have a job in our family business that takes a lot of my time, as well) but I always found time for my creativity. It might be a half hour after the kids went to bed or a couple of weekend hours but I never felt guilty for taking time to do the things that pulled at my heart. I have always felt that a happy mother/wife/friend/sister makes the people around her happier, too. Eventually, I was able to spend a little more time and (hopefully) develop my skills and produce more art so that I could extend my art into a profession. I am so thankful to all of you who read my posts, buy my art and support me emotionally. Even though I have said in the past that I would still need to produce art even if no one was interested, the truth is that I make art for all of you even more than I make it for myself. Thank you ALL for your kind words and support.
OK...so, I'll never be the Queen.....I'm okay with that. Actually, I am PROUD of my status as a Worker Bee. God has given me the ability to create and I hope to serve that role as long as I am allowed. xoxo
I love, love you guys!!! xoxo
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