Monday, October 20, 2014

And Then It Was Done

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.
~Author Unknown -

They say that the only constant in life is the fact that things will change, and this autumn is marking a time of big change for me.  Big change.  I've worked at my job for 25 years now, and sadly, it's coming to a close at the end of the month.  I look around my work space and find it hard to believe I won't be coming here before long.  I never defined myself by my job--I'm a dental receptionist/office manager so I guess I wouldn't--the "real me" be it student, yogini, or artist was always outside of work.  When I reflect back, however, I know that my years working here have been time well spent, and while I didn't define myself by my job, it was a full part of me.  It was a good environment for me; a steady pace without many highs or lows.  Quiet.  Good people.  I've spent half of my life here, in this very room, where I now sit typing this blog entry.   The days are long, but the years are short my friends.  Take time to savor.   

I've started a small series to mark this change in my life.  I imagine I'll be moving back and forth between encaustics and oil and cold wax.  At any rate, this is a 6x6 encaustic painting entitled, "And Then It Was Done."  First in the series.  More to follow.