#6. Looking back & stepping out

Turning the corner. Out with the old and in with the new. Making resolutions…? Nope– no resolutions. Instead, I’ve decided to adopt one word for 2014 to sort of underpin how I want to live my year. My word is “ACCOUNTABLE”. So, being accountable is what I want to focus on– accountable to self, others, my art, my daughters, my doggie, my home, stepping up the learning curve, finding joy, and finding a way to do more in terms of service. Not sure exactly what, but it will involve my art. Basically, being accountable, in my life, every day.

Though I did manage to read a couple of books, I haven’t watched even one Netflix movie in the past several months– not since I began delving deep, doing research, taking some e-courses, and making the commitment to create this blog as a part of my art practice. It’s the Blogs of Others that did it. I’m continually amazed at what’s out there, who is saying it, the energy and information and creativity that is being shared and spread around, for free, essentially. I like the concept of free culture and questioning copyright, although I need to find out a lot more. I’ve allowed myself to become inspired and kicked in the butt by The Blogs of Others.

The Blogs of Others that have been circling me these last months include stuff about

art

writing

creativity

inspiration

expanding  horizons

education

drawing

painting

process

passion

growth

letting go

healing

authenticity

and lots more.

And blogging.. .the opportunity to share, spew, show and tell, read and be read, respond and be responded to, spark and be sparked, find and be found.

Image

“What Really Matters”  2010. graphite + gouache on Fabriano paper, mounted on linen. 36×28″

©2013 Karen Rand Anderson

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