Sunday, September 2, 2007

Regaining Divine Mojo...

Today was the day set aside to regain/gain some divine mojo as deemed by Megg from Sunday Scribblings. This morning I awoke planning to set aside the day to start making the space in our carriage house/barn deemed as mine, my own. This meant cleaning and going through boxes from our move eight years ago consisting of art school memorabilia and lots of negatives, photographs, and obsolete photography equipment. Throughout the day, I started to feel overwhelmed but I knew that today was divine mojo day and somehow that reminded me that I need to quiet those damned negative voices that normally keep me stagnant. I decided that rather than one day for divine mojo, I am going to dedicate the rest of this week to the project. I fully intend to write down all the negative things I tell myself, burn them up and release them to God to be replaced with positive energy and thoughts. Awhile ago the following verse from the Bible came to have new meaning for me,

"Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."

Before whenever I read this verse, I only heard the negative side of what it could mean... what I shouldn't be thinking about or watching on TV or listening to or whatever. Lately, though, it's taken on a deeper meaning for me... I think this verse means that we should focus on the positive things in life and ignore the negative voice in our head telling us that we aren't good enough, that there will never be enough time, that we are too old, etc. So, for me, finding divine mojo means taking this verse to heart.

Here's the outside of my future art and writing studio:

And, here's a photo of the inside of it before I started the day.


my15minutes said...

I'm downright jealous of your space! Wow! I was just thinking yesterday that I need to rework my office so that it is more functional as a studio space, and less a nice-room-of-the-house-that-I-call-my-office. Or maybe just move my studio altogether? I dunno. But your space looks like it could be just the thing you need! Kudos for reclaiming what's already yours with positive thought and action.

SusansPlace said...

How cool to have a carriage house in your backyard! Ana, art major daughter, had an art show with several other students in a carriage house. The owners had a huge stained glass window put in and it had concrete floors, wooden walls...nothing fancy...but really nice for displaying artwork.

So, keep at will have such a lovely space in which to work (and escape).


carrie said...

This is such a cool space. Do you have an "after" photo? Or an "in progress" photo?

I love your positive reflection on the Philippians's passage.

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