Eat, Pray, Art

Paris for the most part consisted of these three things.We ate, we made art, and boy did we pray. We lit candles in just about every church we came to. Life has a way of changing your plans, and while we were still able to go to Paris as scheduled, it wasn’t without being torn nearly in two by an illness in my family.

We all go through things like that in our lives. What I learned from this experience is this: live each day and do the tasks that day presents. You can’t continually worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will take care of it’s self. That is how I got through this moment in my life. I tried really hard to immerse myself in the moment at hand and give what I had no control over to God. Whatever your beliefs it is good solid advice. You can only do your best and there comes that point that what’s going to happen will happen no matter what you do.

So I will continue to try and balance life, art, and prayer as I continue on the journey. Embrace each day and look for the good that is evident in big or small ways. It’s there.

8 responses

  1. Hi Pam…I hope everything is okay now. I’m sending love and prayers your way. Thank you for sharing this valuable life lesson, it’s good to be reminded. Perhaps some of your faith came out in your art…they are all just stunning. Love to you my friend.

  2. I hope to go to Paris someday. More importantly I hope to bring my faith more fully into my art. I see the richness of faith in this portrait that you share. Thank you!

  3. Wow, did I ever need to read your post today. Thank you and I’ll keep you in my prayers. I’m enjoying your Strathmore workshop and I can tell you that it is a very bright (and pleasantly distracting) spot in my life right now.

    Warm Hug,

  4. you are right pam….worry doesn’t help us get where we need to go. we have to trust in god that all works out for everyone’s highest good, even if that sometimes is different from what we would like it to be. god bless you all. i will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  5. Pam; I will keep positive thoughts and prayers for your family member and you.

    Happy you still got to Paris and it sounds like your faith carried you through. All who you have inspired are here for you. xxoo

  6. Such a beautiful sharing, Pam. I love the simplicity of ‘eat, pray, art’ and have adopted something similar in my mantra ‘write, walk, art’. Walking is a form of prayer for me, and art is my soul food. Writing is my way of insuring that I’ll remember where I’ve been and ponder where I’m going.

    Paris looks gorgeous. I have travel envy!

    By the way, the workshop you’re giving for Strathmore is awesome! I had a lot of fun today looking for pages to print out and reuse!

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