Heading Home

We packed all of our belongings and left Ghost Ranch today heading in different directions. I traveled to Denver with Lori and will be flying home to my beautiful mountains of North Carolina and to a wonderful man along three dogs that seem to have missed me almost as much as I missed them.  I don’t have many words to share this evening……..just a enormous amount of love and appreciation for all that I experienced the past three weeks.

I wanted you to see the faces of the people that helped this trip incredibly special.  I see the light in each one of these beautiful souls…….and I am blessed beyond measure❤

At the end of the day, at the end of our lives, what we look back upon will be the richness of our relationships.  How well did we love?  Did we make a difference in another’s life? Did we leave this place just a little better than we found it?  

Thank you all for following along with me on this magnificent journey.  I hope that in sharing this experience I was able to bring just a little joy to each and every one of you.

Love to you all❤

What Matters Most

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time that it will take to accomplish it.  The time will pass anyway.”  Earl Nightingale.

Every time I have a set back in the studio I think of this quote.  I have, in this life, struggled with enjoying the journey, barreling through a project just to make it to the finish line and then proceed to look around and ask, “What’s next?”  The joy was left behind along with the excitement of discovery and the unexpected gifts along the way.  This, more than anything else, has been a recipe for burnout and disappointment for me.

What I have realized is that none of this will ever be finished!  All of it is a process and an evolution.  What matters most is the amount of joy we have in our lives during the process.  To withhold these ethereal emotions is  like saying to ourselves that we don’t deserve it, we aren’t worthy.  Don’t believe it……..it isn’t true.  

I am learning a new way to see clay and through that lens, to see myself.  A passion for progress in skill should not be a substitute for refinement.  They can coincide within the same frame work – passion can feed the beauty of refinement.  The “hurry” doesn’t need to outpace the “wisdom.”