I can't seem to go very long without paint on my face, in my hair or on my clothes. My kiddo was nice enough to capture this recent moment when I left my studio in search of a snack. I decided it was a good image to remind me to stop trying to control everything. Often if I leave my studio for something as simple as a snack or even to answer the doorbell, it seems as if hours can go by before I get back upstairs and do what I WANT to do. I know I need to let go and let God take over my hours so I'm not rushing around frustrated and symbolically ...getting paint everywhere but where I need it to go.
Just when I think I have my time planned out perfectly- time for work, then for food preparation, or a walk or perhaps even time to reflect, I am reminded that it always works better to invite God to take over my time and lead the way. This way I'm less disappointed when things don't go my way and much more grateful when they do. Either illness, or unexpected calls, or car trouble or someone else's needs, often change up our plans. When we invite God to prepare our day before we charge ahead, then the things that really need to get done, do. In His time, not ours. Today for a change, I find myself savoring the moments as they unfold instead of feeling as if they flee before I notice them. It's a rare day but I'm inspired. Did I finish the two paintings I wanted to? No, but I got the taxes done, did two unexpected things for people I love, much to their delight and I worked on my new website. Oh and I sat in the warm sun for five whole, glorious minutes and just breathed. The paintings, and the paint, and a long list of must do's, will still be there tomorrow.