On Thursday night I went to my first-ever ballet class. Gotta hand it to those ballerinas-- they work for their physique and flexibility!! If I'd known so many lunges would be involved, my running and racquetball afternoon regimen would have been postponed. Ballet is such a beautiful artistic expression, and I'm thrilled to be involved in a class now!
Then, last night, I went with Rochelle to a Living Room Session. I don't have the words to do justice to my feelings (I am not a writer!) Being surrounded by art and artists, musicians and actors is invigorating. It opens up places in my brain. I feel such awe and wonder at watching people create, and seeing the artists behind the art.
Below, a combined effort canvas...
Amazing portrait of a young girl (wish I could remember what this painting was actually titled.)
This photo I took of Lasater's painting doesn't even compare to how it looks in person.
These people were not only exceptionally gifted, but also encouraging and thought-provoking. It's as if their energy and creativity flow right out of them, and over everyone nearby. And, as I was lying in bed last night, trying to calm my energetic brain, I realized that there are just people that touch a life (often inadvertently) and change the course of it forever. For me, artists and musicians are those people.
I hesitate sharing my own artwork, and then kick myself for holding back. This quote comes to mind:
"What would you dare to accomplish if you knew the only possible outcome was success?"
Well, by gosh, I would attempt more, reach farther, try harder, share with others, and take more joy in the process. Today is never too late to start.