Happy New Year!
I just returned from a week’s vacation with my family in the Dominican Republic.
I loved the Island art and went to a one hour art session at the resort. I decided to do my own thing even though everyone else was trying to copy an Island scene. I was encouraged by a nine year old boy who said, “good job.” We should never overlook the power of encouragement at work even from a nine year old.
It was intriguing to see how engaged I could be painting for an hour. It didn’t matter if it was good or bad — I fully enjoyed the process and was completely engaged in the painting.
It made me realize how important it is that we find or create work that capitalizes on intrinsic engagement.
How much do you enjoy your work and how well does it sustain you?
I trust that you will be fully engaged in your work in 2009 as your work becomes your art (even if in my case, my art will never become my work).
All the best in 2009.