The whole purpose behind this series, Work in Progress Wednesday (WiPW), is to delve into what other creatives out there are currently working on and, hopefully, inspire and encourage others out there with their stories. Below, we’re going to introduce someone who embodies the whole message of WiPW. Someone who’s aim to is to share to inspire, and to create to encourage. Someone who, much like Clockwork Clouds, has undergone an evolution to find this purpose… So, please take some time out to read a lovely post, by lovely person Wendy, of Wendy Fairy Art!
Establishing my Creativity Business
Hi, I am Wendy, an artist, teacher, and creativity mentor. I am also a writer. I write about art and my process, yes, but mostly, I write about my nomadic lifestyle, which has quite recently evolved into – ‘The Unexpected Gypsy,’ posts on my blog.
I could share some of my many unfinished paintings as examples of my ‘WIP’s,’ but to be honest, I have something much more interesting going on! Which is, – finally realising my dream life & creativity business.
This is the work in progress I will share in this post – my process of getting myself out there.
I am redefining and clarifying; ‘Wendy Fairy Art,’ not simply as an artist, but as a teacher and creativity mentor too. I am exploring and discovering who I am NOW (which has changed dramatically!) what I want, and what I have to offer. The outcomes are not at all what I would have expected…
I am figuring out my ‘Why?’…
What is at the Heart, of Wendy Fairy Art!?
I am also, as part of this massive, life-changing, shifting process, receiving the biggest download of inspirations I have ever experienced. It is overwhelming and wonderful simultaneously, and I am absolutely exhausted! I am wondering if this is partly due to my current location. I am house-sitting on the Great Orme, in North Wales. It is the exact spot where Lewis Carroll, got inspired to write his Alice in Wonderland stories. And, I could explain the many ‘Alice,’ coincidences that are happening right now, but that would be a whole other post! Curiouser and curiouser though!
I am in deep, clarifying my purpose with a no-limits approach. And, one of the most unexpected parts is; that by sharing my imperfect process, ‘out there,’ I am uncovering unexpected magic. I am sharing how I am creating my dream life and business with a healing focus. Not fearing the growth, just trusting the process. With constant alignment and realignment. This marks the end of a long hibernation period I have been going through, but now, I feel the timing is perfect and the world is ready for me!
I am coming out! As an artist, Writer and Unexpected Gypsy who truly believes art is the medicine.
I have been dream weaving in the Wendy Fairy Art studio for over 2 months now. The steep learning curve of making it all happen continues to challenge and amaze me – A fantastic learning, the spiraling voyage of self-realisation. Setting up my creative dream, life and business, I am beyond what I ever imagined was even possible, already! I wrote a post, on my blog, about 6 years ago called – Do What You Love, and finally, I am!
For me, it is all about Butterflies & Magic!
The butterfly finally emerges from her chrysalis, such an iconic image. I am witnessing; that in freeing my own butterflies, and allowing myself to be SEEN doing this, I am empowering other butterflies, who inspire other butterflies, in a continuous ripple effect of endless inspiration. I am willing to share my process openly, vulnerably, and ‘out there,’ even extending to my own Youtube channel! Totally out of my comfort zone.
Also, I am feeling a particular irony in the timing of Wendy Fairy Art on YouTube. I am approximately a quarter way into my ‘growing out my natural silver hair,’ transformation. (Another WIP!) But, my butterfly is ready to come out now! And she does not want to wait the three or four more years for my hair to be ‘finished!’
And no, it’s not about my hair! But it is part of the story, showing that I am not perfect, nor, finished. I am proud and perfectly happy with all my imperfections in process. I am a forever, on-going, ‘WIP,’ travelling on my path of learning, improvement, and my own empowerment. This has brought a new meaning to my purpose of what I do, and why I am doing it. And this has been a great and wonderful surprise to me.
It’s Butterfly Time!
I realised, that as people see me DOING just this, they are inspired and empowered TO DO IT TOO. To do their own thing, whatever that thing is, and shine their own light, out there. To have their own ‘Butterfly Time.’ It radiates out, continuing the process. An awesome, cataclysmic, alighting of the Butterflies Worldwide, on-going ad Infinitum…
This is The Heart, of Wendy Fairy Art.
So, I am the work in progress. Letting others know that we can do our thing, (whatever ‘our thing’ is,) before we are ready, before we are finished. I am very passionate about this point. I may even branch out into creativity business coaching, later on, I am already feeling the call in this direction.
Others have started to notice that I look like I have swallowed the moon! And now other creatives tell me they are inspired, by watching this happen and this inspires me even more, and on the cycle continues.
In order to do all this though, – I have to put myself out there. It is vulnerable. I have to let myself be seen. And now, through my own unique, self-developed style of journaling, of particularly the last six months, I have released myself from the remaining limiting stories that were holding me back. I am NOT finished, but, my butterflies are ready! Wendy Fairy Art takes the World by Storm, by sharing her Art, and Creativity as Medicine.
I not only trust the process but I now trust myself within this. I have experienced my own navigations and my ship is sailing great! I stand tall, walk tall, and have learned to take up my own rightful space. I have healing power because I have learned how to heal myself and continue healing. I wear the authentic me, boldly, real, and true.
AND, most importantly, I am allowing myself to be witnessed in this process. This for me has been key to unlocking my unique gifts and offerings. The all new Wendy Fairy Art. And my business plan., what is that called?
Wendy Fairy Art takes the work by Storm!
I will be honest, some of the lessons are uncomfortable, feel painful, and are hard. Expanding is a scary business. These are precisely the things that froze me in my tracks in the past. But, not anymore. I have freed myself and found lessons in the difficulties. That, for me, is where the treasure lies.
Thanks for reading this rather long post, and thanks to Shaun for creating this space for WIP’s, and letting me share my process here.
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