Working on changing the world with my art is a test of my patience. When I started, I constantly wanted to skip past the first steps to get to the next. I wanted to do the fun stuff, not the labor intensive stuff (which consisted of Mod Podge and dictionary paper!)
Note to Self: I must lay down a solid foundation before taking the next step.
It seemed that each time I thought I was finished, there was another spot that needed fixing, needed coverage, needed my attention. It was the longest process of changing the world and it tested my endurance.
Note To Self: Stay focused on the task at hand. Don't always looks for the easy way out, a short cut or telling myself "I will finish it later" Just keep going.
Remember my "If you love something you lose the fear" post from last week ? Well, here is another example of walking the walk. Once the foundation is down, it is time to take the next step, which can be scary, especially if you have spent alot of time forming that foundation. That "scary" is just the devil sitting on your shoulder telling you that you might mess it up....
go for it.
Note to Self: I must have a little faith in myself and complete faith in God. Use the skills and abilities that I was given by HIM to change the world. That is exactly why I was given those gifts and really, it is my responsibility to use them.
Another Note to Self: Once I rely on faith, it will carry me far and I can confidently flick that little devil off of my shoulder with excessive force.
Now building and planting is the next step, which I am currently in the process of doing. Another test of patience and endurance because I have a vision of what my world is going to look like BUT I can not rush it. Again. my steps are guided and I am confident so I know that whatever the outcome is, it will be okay.