After my Summer Art Retreat At Home I felt great.
Totally in flow and ready to conquer the world.
Made new jewellery with the bark/flow pattern.
Had plans to immediately implement it on my site and offer it to my customers.
But life interferes.
Patrick, my life partner, needed to be in Rome and asked my support to travel with him.
This confronted me with the situation that I was separated from my normal environment, the studio and the quite village life. I was transferred into a warm apartment & noisy town life.
This is okay normally. I can amuse myself well in situations like this. But this time it was different.
It was awful hot in Rome. Too hot to go outside during daytime. No internet. I felt completely shut off the flow I created during the retreat.
Trying to stay in flow,
I had a 3-way plan:
- I sticked to meditating
This helped me remembering how important it was to stay focused on my goal. I could envision the tree-stem surrounding me giving me the power to stay connected.
- I made an action plan for autumn
Super for sharpening my goals.
- Started re-writing my about page
Things have changed quickly lately and I felt this page wasn’t accurate anymore. It was also a good contemplation moment after my retreat.
When back in The Netherlands I had just a small backdrop before being back in the saddle.
The best thing I did was start immediately creating jewellery again.
The silver ring I show, is the first item I created for my new line: Inner Bark.
It's about grow and staying in flow. Like a tree rooted in yourself.
This development is a direct result from my Art Residence At Home.
The action plan will help me to logically grow this new jewellery collection and guide me in communicating the meaning of this line.