I recently celebrated my 49th birthday and thought a fitting and meaningful way to mark my journey towards 50 would be to create 50 new paintings. Turning 40 brought about great change in my life as I experienced what I call my “Artful Awakening” or “Mid-life Metamorphosis.” My forties have been a period of opening and fully awakening to my creative dreams and desires. It has been a journey of great personal, spiritual, and creative growth. As I approach the milestone birthday of 50, I feel the currents of change stirring within me and around me. I am not sure what my future holds, I only know the ground beneath me is shifting and the waves of change are coming. It is with these thoughts, emotions, and intentions that I created the first painting of my “50 to 50” personal challenge.
Number 1/50 is called “She followed her heart through the seas of change.” I hope you like it and I wish you well on your own personal journey. Please feel free to follow my journey at www.jackietury.blogspot.com and to share your own. If you would like to purchase a print of “She followed her heart through the seas of change,” please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or PM me on Facebook. Looking forward to journeying together!
Ideally, I will create and post one new painting a week for 50 weeks. Realistically, I know that some weeks I may not have the opportunity to paint and other weeks I may have time and inspiration to create more than one painting. I am giving myself permission to “go with the flow” on this one and allowing myself to drift between the shores of the real and the ideal—finding a sense of balance along the way.