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Before the temperatures get too high in the southeast I am going for a "look see". About three weeks ago I put this sign in my studio.
I was stressed by the "musts" of a blog, website, Facebook, Daily Paintworks, keeping records and more. Just to sell? To find success? Was it recognition I was chasing?
That was just nuts and I realized it was time to rearrange my priorities to ensure contentment, joy. It was time to be more in harmony with my spiritual essence, to trust. What I know for sure is that I love painting, taking art workshops, and seeing our country. I also know for sure that I am divinely protected and can safely go where my heart leads.
On my way to the southeast I'll stop at an occasional flea market, a view pull out, farm market stand, or have a conversation with an interesting character. I will stop and "that will make all the difference" on my "road less traveled" (Robert Frost). Many of my roads will be two lane. My easel and paint will be easily accessible for a quick study. Camera at the ready. In Shreveport I will stop for three days for my second
In Vicksburg, I will visit the Civil War Military Museum. My husband's great-grandfather was a POW here in the Civil War. I'll follow the Natchez Trace to Natchez. And in Natchez there are antebellum mansions I won't miss. No ropes in front of the china cabinet or canopy bed will keep me out. I will return through Dallas so that I can see the Joaquin Sollora exhibit.
Listening to my intuition
this solo driving trip may take me further on. Where to next?
I have the most supportive husband telling me to go where my heart leads while he mans the home front and listens for all my phone calls and text messages all the while taking care of his "honey-do" list.
I hope you will follow me on this journey, leaving very soon, which is much more than a drive. Comment below with your suggestions for my driving trip in the southeast.