Friday, June 4, 2010

a penny drop + an interview with my soul

Vogue Magazine

I often hear that in life there are defining moments, or is that just in the movies they say that? No. It does happen in real life. This morning the hugest 'aha' tinkled over me, like the sound of a rain making was after reading these words.

"When we value what we're doing enough to promote it, then other folks will too." Kelly Rae

Although I have heard these words before, perhaps in different ways, today the penny dropped and I got it big time. When I looked at the creating I'm doing at the moment, I'm taking a piece of unwanted linen, transforming it with the tools that I have, lovingly, and creating beauty.

So if art reflects life and life reflects art, what does that say about me?

My creative contribution revolves around being resourceful and recycling, knowing that all that we need is already within. unwanted + transformation and love= unusual beauty. I can see the underlying value, the hidden potential in the discarded. Putting it into words has defined and quantified it. Like a formula for my purpose, my direction, my goals, my answers and my solutions.

I get it, I get it, I get it!

Why today? I was ready. I can see that I had to experience the unwanted, the unloved, the rejection, the valuelessness to understand that place. To see how the transformation with love works.

Now I can move on.


Jo Wholohan said...

its as if you are speaking to me nic, i so get it girl xx

Eva Diva said...

I like that "unwanted + transformation and love= unusual beauty". I think it's a gift to be able to see value in anything, and make the best out of it.

I have been thinking how to use unwanted fabric in my painting. I tried lace, it didn't work out too well. I bought them and they're pricey. Maybe I just need more practice!

Thanks for the inspiring post! I like the name of the post "an interview with my soul!" too

Anonymous said...

so right on! thanks for sharing

jacqueline said...

Dearest Nic Hohn, this is truely such an inspirational post! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us! I am loving the tittle of this post too! Looking forward to our creative journey together! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

Tejae Floyde said...

beautiful blog Nic. :)

Amelia said...

hi there,

from a fellow flyer :) - thought I would pop over and say hi, and you know what? this comment hit me 'right there' too. It makes total sense. I know exactly why I am creating my art, but I feel the fear about putting it 'out there' at times . . . . it's good to work through this. What a great course so far.

Your blog is lovely and I love the concept of an interview with your soul!!

I put a real heartfelt post out on my blog just before Kelly's section on blogging and was really scared but people have been sooo nice and supportive.

Will continue to check out your blog.


Shishi said...

I am also taking Kelly's course and I started a new blog late last nite. It was not easy pushing that publish button....but I did it and I'm on my way.

I have enjoyed reading your posts...very inspirational. I love your art. I'll check in often.


Dot said...

What a thoughtful and profound post Nic. I am so happy for you!

Gollywobbles said...

I enjoyed this post very much, as well as finding your link from the "course" have an infectious blog (and smile). Your blog simply radiates "happy". I have enjoyed my visit...have a nice day. Sam

Dana Barbieri said...

Hi. Lovely post. Kelly Rae is great. I am really enjoying the class and I am having so many aha moments myself. Love your art!