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Flowing with Synchronicity

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Obstructed for years,

Creative juices now flow

Finding their way home.

ralphwaldoemerson1.jpg The Universe Conspires

A few weeks ago, a friend asked if my husband and I wanted some of the left over wood from the construction of her new house. She wondered they could sell it at the thrift store my husband manages. We loaded his truck with scrap wood of various shapes and sizes. With my friend’s blessing, I saved the pieces that wanted me to paint on them. I like to use the knots in the wood as faces or halos and to look for wings and things in the grain.

Angel Heart

Close up of an angel I painted a few years ago.

The following week, I had just left the local bookstore in a shopping village downtown, when I was drawn into a new store that only sells locally made arts and crafts. Entering this store for the first time, I felt good vibes. Much of the art hanging on soft yellow walls was painted on or cut out of wood. I showed the manager photos of my art from my phone. We scheduled a time to bring in my work to show the owner.

Then, on that same morning, I went to a yoga class I had not been to in two weeks. After the class, my book came up in conversation with one the studio owners who happened to be there. She asked me to do a book signing there this summer, maybe along with a workshop.

The next week, I met with the owner of the local art store. SheΒ  liked my work and agreed to hang it. I just needed to set prices – not an easy task.

This morning, I dropped off 24 pieces of my art ready to find new homes. It was like sending little pieces of me out into the world – uncomfortable, yet exciting. It helps to remind myself that they weren’t doing anybody any good collecting dust in my spare bedroom studio.

Ocean Angel long dre

I call her Umbrella Angel

Now, I seem to be finding all kinds of things to paint on at the thrift store – wooden trays, boxes, and wood cut outs to be re-purposed into “canvas.”

All of these opportunities are things I did not consciously plan. They were not on my list of strategies to build my creative new life.

Yet, at the end of last year, I made the decision to quit my long time counseling career to focus on art and writing full time.

I believe the universe is conspiring, as commissioned by God, to work on my behalf. At the same time, I’m going with the flow: walking into that gallery I had not planned to go to, going to the yoga class on that particular day and time….

(It’s the same flow my high school sweetheart was going with when he found me 39 years later.)

Sometimes these things take a while. I loved art and writing as a teenager, but chose a different career path. Now, at the age of 61, I’m finally coming back home to my art.

 

The Gift

“The Gift,” which I painted on an old wooden box top two years ago, has been waiting patiently.

If it can happen to me, itΒ  can happen to everyone.

Never

give

up

on

your

dreams!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again, available at amazon.com.

16 thoughts on “Flowing with Synchronicity

  1. Wow these are beautiful. I love Umbrella Angel too! Wow! πŸ™‚

  2. I just loved reading this Joanna 😁 The flow is a beautiful thing and the synchronicities that happen as a result are WONDERFUL!! I’m so happy for you and I have a really good feeling for your newfound idea of finding vintage boxes…etc…i think the pieces that want to be painted will jump right out in front of you πŸ™‚
    Sweet blessings ❀

  3. So so beautiful!! πŸ’–πŸ‘ΌπŸ»πŸ’–πŸ‘ΌπŸ»πŸ’–

  4. You have such a great blog! So many quality posts.
    😦 I wish I had more time to check it all out
    Thank you for finding time to stop by my page so frequently. As soon as things slow down for me a bit, I plan on binge reading this site. Really great content!!!

    • Thank you for that lovely compliment! I understand about time. I always spend time on the blogs of new followers or commenters, but life has a way of distracting me. So feel free to nudge me. I stopped by your page frequently because I liked it! πŸ™‚

  5. I like this! ☺️ David Wilcock has a book about synchronicity in reading right now. Thanks for the post ☺️

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