In July of 2007 I was driving home one day when a strong urge came over me to stop and purchase art supplies. I didn’t understand why the urge was there as I was not an artist. I used to always joke that I could not draw a straight line let alone anything recognizable.
However, I choose to listen to my inner voice and stop. Not only did I stop but I bought out the store! Typical to me, once home I became overwhelmed and took everything back the next day. I did, however, leave the store with a box of pastel chalk, a sketch book, a book on anatomy for artists and one on animals.
I had no idea what I was doing or why I felt the need to do it. However, what I did know was myself and my ability to be extremely self-critical. So, I made myself a promise. I vowed to never throw away any drawing or painting I created. I would accept that a power higher than myself knew what they were doing by putting me on this path.
To this day I have kept that promise. I am glad that I did. My wish for all who stumble upon this page is this:
Listen to your inner voice. It will lead you to your passion. Quiet the inner critic by making a commitment to trust that perhaps there is a power greater than yourself that is here to guide you… if you just listen.