Wednesday, March 03, 2010

to beginnings!

purple butterfly
i just went back into the archives of my blog-- so glad i never erased them-- and was cracking up and how candid and funny they were. i kind of miss that girl. i've gotten so, um, all biz on this blog. i did read this little gem that i thought i would share in regards to where i felt when i started 5 years ago and how i have come more into myself, but am still always growing art and life wise. aren't we? after teaching recently and then conversations with my interns... i thought this was pertinent to share. xooxox

it is weird being at the initial point of my transition as an artist. knowing that growth is inevitable, and to some extent i am in charge of how much. hoping not to dissapoint myself. not to judge too harshly. to put all of my body into it and have patience with my learning curve. to realize that my work will in some way be unique. trying to stay in the moment and not anticipate. wanting to grow more into myself, fully and strong.

10 comments:

jenny said...

Wow Mati.. thank you for this! This is right where I'm at. Thanks for talking things through yesterday too... it was great getting your perspective and you're always so encouraging! xo

The Creative Beast said...

i love this "looking back to the gal that was"...it's great that even back then you were aware that YOU were in control of how much growth you could handle, not to mention having patience with the learning curve. i think the learning curve is where many of us get tripped up!

It was great to meet you at Artful Journey, Mati, and learn new techniques from you =-)

i think you are a great artist with a wonderful and playful style!

Karen said...

I love the little butterfly. So fit for your comments. WIshing I was back in Santa Cruz with you and art.

Karen - redheaded valentine apron!

mati rose said...

thanks ladies! xooxox

Katrina said...

aw, i love reading these earlier mati words. congrats to you and all you've done and you'll do and all you are. and more! xoxo, k.

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Christina said...

I'm right there where you were then...on the brink of submerging myself in a career as a writer+artist.

Christina said...

I'm right there where you were then...on the brink of submerging myself in a career as a writer+artist.

America's Favorite Teacher Coach said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration. Even teachers need art. (Especially teachers need art!) Every teacher needs this in their classroom: grow, play, soar. Love, love, love it!

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

Oh, I love this. It's magic to read at this point in my journey.