Personal new year

Tomorrow is my birthday, my personal new year’s day. After years of wishing for more, I’m finding that the word I reach for most often is “stop.”

What??? I’m definitely not quitting making art, but it’s become apparent to me that in the race between doing and being, I’m missing out. How so? Too many things got onto the To Do list, even if they weren’t really a priority. And today as soon as I let go of the need to do some stuff, I had fun reworking several paintings.

Sometimes, it’s best to rest from work. I think that’s what the Labor Day holiday in the US is for: a pause, a chance to re-think the value of work.