I relaunched my website officially yesterday. I have had darbyart.com for almost 10 years I believe. I used to use it to sell my art. I then got busy with other things in life and really didn’t have time for art. My art site sat and collect cobwebs on each of the pages. They felt distant and unfinished.
December 2011, I decided to jump back into art, because I realized it had been a long time since I felt like me. But it wasn’t until really Michael bought me an iPhone that I received the push I needed as I connected with other artists via Instagram. The iPhone camera opened me up to a new way of seeing and playing. So the last 2 years, I have just been focused on finding my voice in my art again: art journaling, poetry, and photography really opened me to explore, play, and find me again. As I had felt so lost. Now I have clear visions of where I want my art to go and what I need from it. Because when I don’t create, I do feel lost. I believe I will reach the goals I have set. Last year I crossed a couple things off my list and I am moving on to the others.
Last night Elizabeth Gilbert the author of Eat Pray Love posted on Facebook as she is on Oprah’s The Life You Want Tour. She posted a quote from Oprah…
“THERE IS NO LIFE WITHOUT A SPIRITUAL LIFE. ANY TIME I HAVE EVER MADE A DECISION IN MY LIFE WITHOUT CHECKING IN WITH MY SPIRIT, I’VE GOTTEN MYSELF IN TROUBLE.”
My spirit says I am on the right path and to keep walking it. I know I can – so I am doing it. Relaunching this website was one step on my path.