Reaching Out and Reaching In

We were talking about art as a lifestyle, as a way of processing the world—both inside and out. For me, art comes out of pace, out of observing, out of reflection. It comes from an inner spaciousness and surplus. It is overflow. It is pouring out. It is release.
If I am in a season of caution, self-protection, or even fear, art may come as a whisper, as a secret conversation between me and my soul. Those seasons are quiet.
Other seasons are a reaching out, a connecting, to make both my life and yours more bearable, full of joy, wonder, energy, excitement. So all our souls can grow.