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Uncertainty – A Parallel in Art & Life

I’m not sure about you but these days I’m feeling more uncertain about some things than I ever have. Rising prices, friends and co-workers who have had sudden illnesses, grocery shortages, and more. Having gone through a serious illness before, things can change quickly from one day to the next. Things can be uncertain. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite thoughts and helpful hints when uncertainty might come your way. They help me.

  • Stand on your faith. Read a devotional book or an encouraging story.
  • Take a break from the news
  • Go outside and take a walk in nature
  • Create art
  • Share a cup of coffee with a friend and a dose of encouragement
  • Do something for someone else . . . volunteer at a food bank or help a neighbor

These are just a handful of things that can get us outside of situation for a moment. These things give us a little outside perspective that for the moment.

In creating art, I think about the parallel of art and the uncertainty of life.

  • Art sometimes doesn’t turn out the way you expected, but the way it was meant to be.
  • Art at times is uncertain, just like life. We aren’t promised tomorrow, so create it!
  • In both art and life, we are given a canvas. While some things are out of our control, life is like a blank canvas and we can choose to make life a unique special piece of work.
  • You are a masterpiece – your personality, your uniqueness, your life. Even the trials; you can use them to make you better or bitter. But you have a message to convey through your You-nique life. Don’t be afraid to be bold.

“Live life to the fullest. You have to color outside the lines once in a while if you want to make your life a masterpiece. Laugh some every day. Keep growing, keep dreaming, keep following your heart. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~ Albert Einstein


Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide