When the Time Comes

When the Time Comes
Bridgette Guerzon Mills | When the Time Comes, encaustic mixed media, 12×14 inches

My intention is always to blog after I finish a painting, but I have been having a hard time finding the time to sit at my computer. I used to do my computer work at night after the kids have gone to bed. Now though, I’m too tired and I head to bed or settle in with a good book. Writing though has always been an important part of my creative process. Hopefully I can catch up as I have been really busy in the studio and paintings are being finished.

I have been preparing for several shows that are coming up and I am noticing a difference in the way I have been approaching my paintings. It has to do with really trusting that inner voice. It can be hard. The creative process is so much of a dialogue, a back and forth. Many questions, different answers. Doubts. Lately though, I have been getting better at hearing and heeding that voice. It’s hard to articulate. But I feel it.

“to live in this world

you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go” 
– Mary Oliver

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