I'm a little late with Stone Throwing Thursday today! Crazy day. But I do have something prepared. A thought I've been having this week. On Sunday I started a mixed media piece and the thought of "What brings your soul home" came to my mind. The art didn't work out but I reworked it, twice, and finally came up with a piece I'm happy with.
But answering the question - What brings your soul home? I think it's many things for all of us. And really, what I mean by that is what things help you achieve balance in your life. That place of rest and contentment where you know you're not too far into work, too far in to family, too far into yourself....or whatever it is that may be causing the imbalance. I know, for me, I tend to work a lot. Even though my work is artful, I still need free creative time. I also know that if my work was not in art I would be WAY out of balance. Been there. Done that. I was crazy. :) I have to watch my time though. It's easy for me to be in my studio all day and all night too. So, I have to make sure I spend time with the family. Believe it or not, they like that!
This seems to be a stone I'm throwing all the time. Balance. God. Family. Home. Work. Art. And all the other stuff we all do. So I hung this piece of art in my studio as a reminder on those days, or stretches of days/weeks, when things feel crazy and unbalanced...what, at this time, will bring my soul home and give me rest and contentment again? Is it a long term change I need to make....like finally diving into art as a full time career, or do I need some family time, or alone time, or a date night? It's a hard question to answer sometimes. We don't always know exactly what it is we need but it's worth asking yourself the question and saying a little prayer to find the answer.
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