Abundance - I desire a full rich life filled with an abundance of love, creativity, joy, excitement, adventure, wealth, fun, laughter, passion, peace.
Present - I desire to be where I am, feel what I feel and be open to what is in front of me at this very moment.
Artistic - I desire bright beautiful colours, patterns, walking through trees, sitting on mountain tops, rusty metal, my ear to the ocean, dancing on the street, being authentic.
Communion - I desire deep soulful connections with other people, real love and communication, creative communion with other artists, artistic communion with other wild minds who say yes to things.
I used my core desired feelings to build my vision for the year. I wrote out my vision for each part of my life on lovely sheets of thick white paper, linked with my core desired feelings and tied up with purple satin ribbons. They are hanging on my wall beside my desk. For my section on "Pleasure and Adventure" I wrote: Travel to New York, go see things I haven't seen before, continue to say Yes to things.
In March I received an email from Adam Kenney, Executive Director of Touchstone Centre for Craft. He had a question for me about my application for the Crafthaus scholarship that I had applied for, "Patsy, Canada? ....You're really game to make travel arrangements for this? I think you're an excellent candidate for the workshop, but I need to be sure that you can take advantage of the opportunity. I know that you knew what you were getting into when you applied, but I wanted to double check."
My initial reaction to most things in life is fear and in this case it was the same. I backed away from my computer and I thought, "Oh no..... am I nuts!?.....am I really game to do this?.......okay well maybe I should find out exactly where Farmington is on the map" Just in case anyone else is slightly geographically un-savvy like myself - Heres a map of where I am in relation to Farmington Pennsylvania: