I've been feeling guilty that I haven't posted for over a week. Then I was brought back to a quote from Barbara Brown Taylor in her book, An Altar in the World:
"Most of us spend so much time thinking about where we have been or where we are supposed to be going that we have a hard time recognizing where we actually are. When someone asks us where we want to be in our lives, the last thing that occurs to us is to look down at our feet and say, "Here, I guess, since this is where I am."
This reminds me of a previous painting I made titled Stand Still (image above). It references Psalm 46:10 and Moses standing on Holy ground at the burning bush. He was there present in the moment listening to God's voice. So, I'm okay. I'll go forward from here. If you want to read the writing about the image, go to http://www.phyllisthomasart.com/ where it is posted with the image.
I'll be traveling to New Smyrna Beach today to the Atlantic Center for the Arts to participate in an art workshop: The Spiritual Language of Art: Abstract Painting coached by Steve Aimone (http://www.aimoneartservices.com/). I'm going totally with no expectations as this is a challenge and stretch for me using a different medium, technique and in community. I'm leaving my computer at home so I can be totally present in the moment! I'll give a report on my return.