And while my inner child’s soul cowered in a sobbing heap on the floor admidst all the negative self-thoughts, the most beautiful, glorious, restoring words appeared in my email inbox, a silver lining to my dark cloud of insecurity. I’ve never met Dreama Tolle Perry, but reading her inspiring and encouraging blog makes me feel like she is a cherished friend. Her “Acceptance” post was precisely what my frightened soul needed, crying out to hear the words she so eloquently spoke: “What is it that we fear will happen if we accept our work as beautiful, meaningful and wondrous—just as it is now, in this moment?”
|© 2014 Tammy Kaufman - Here Comes Trouble - soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix paper 4" x 3"|
|24-Hour Endurance Race, Greenville NC|
Now, thanks to the lovely reminder from my friend – thank you Dreama! - I’m kicking that insecurity and fear to the curb once again, lifting that precious inner child back up and continuing to paint what I love and love what I paint. I look forward to sharing my joy of painting with you at Storyteller’s Bookstore in July and on the Tour of Artists in September.