A Brief and Startling Discovery.

Excerpt from Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch:
There is an old Sanskrit word, lîla, which means play. Richer than our word, it means divine play, the play of creation, destruction, and re-creation, the folding and unfolding of the cosmos. Lîla, free and deep, is both the delight and enjoyment of this moment, and the play of God. It also means love.
I read this today and tears immediately came to my eyes and spilled down my cheeks. One year ago I named my muse, my drawing on which I hang an earring and use as a display on my table and a logo for my handmade jewelry line, {tula in bloom}, Lila. Is it really a coincidence that the first words I read in this book contain the name of my muse, the symbol of finding my true self, creating and re-creating, and that it means exactly that?

It has been over a year since I've made an entry, and I realize I can't limit the subject to my experiences in book writing and illustration. Until I decide to be crazy enough to manage multiple blogs, I will rename this one and allow it to cover all aspects of my creative endeavors.