Well today I got a shock. I have returned to my blog which I have been avoiding because of guilt at not writing for awhile but when I looked at the date of my last blog it was one year ago today.
Nobody could be more surprised than me. I have let life get in the way of things I love to do and I haven't written or painted as much as I would love.
John Lennon understood he said that "Life is what happens to you while you 're busy making other plans" and I am sure you can all relate to his words and how it is reflected in your own life.
Each year that passes I think of how fast time travels for me now. I plan what I want to achieve in a year and usually at the end of the year I have achievements but rarely are they what I had put forward in January. Do I mind? Not really, because I feel like there is always an underlying force that is guiding me through that ends up placing me where I should be. I look back on things that I have learnt when I was young and I keep finding that those skills or experiences have helped me through life further down the track. Is this an accident or is life really planned for us at birth? I don't think we will know till it is all over but it is a lovely thought isn't it that someone or something is guiding us through.
The reason I am feeling so philosophical is that this week someone I really admired passed away. Many of you may know him, his name is Dr Wayne Dyer. He is a writer, a speaker and a philosopher. I have seen him speak 3 times in my life and he was an example of how to live your life. He spoke of love and dreaming and achieving what you what in life and the true proof of his success was there in his face. He had a pureness and angelicness (if that were a word) that shone from him and he loved life but he also was looking forward to the next adventure he was going to experience when he passed. I will miss him in this world as so many will but I am glad I got to hear his words.
Just as a last extra to this catch up I want to leave you with one of those unexplained things in life that I was talking of where you are guided towards something rather than head towards it yourself.
A couple of years ago I was doing some classes where they were talking about using neutral colours which, if you know my work, it is not really me. I love colour and mixing them to create happy pictures.
So to learn something new I attempted a background with neutral colours and thought I would later paint something in the foreground of more interest. I let it sit for a few weeks so I could think about this new style. One day whilst putting my shoes on, I happened to stare at the painting and something jumped out at me from the background. I had never seen it before but remembered asking for guidance when I was painting it because it was so different to what I would normally do. It seems someone was guiding me. Have a look yourself and see if you can see what I and many people I know have also seen. If you see something leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or come and see me at www.facebook.com/wendywinstoncreations and leave me a message.
I would love to see what you see.