I am so honored to share my intrepid journey with you.
Honestly, I have no words big enough to express how incredibly excited I am that I finally get to launch this website.
I have spent years dreaming of this site.
And like so many creative endeavors, it’s been a very twisty, swirly, winding path to get here!
And yes, I realize, this is actually only the beginning!
So to start, let’s begin with what I mean when I talk about being Intrepid and what it has to do with, well, everything!
Merriam-Webster Defines Intrepid as being:
1. resolutely fearless; dauntless: an intrepid explorer.
2. characterized by fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance
Some of my other favorite words to define Intrepid are as follows:
unafraid, undaunted, unflinching, unshrinking, bold, daring, audacious, adventurous, heroic, dynamic, spirited, indomitable; brave, courageous, valiant, valorous, stouthearted, stalwart, plucky, gutsy, gutty, spunky, ballsy.
I am guessing by now, you get what I am going after…
So what does this have to do with Art?
Well, the short answer is…
As we both know, life in general is pretty complicated.
And being human can be so incredibly convoluted and often tricky.
So much heartache tangled up with so much exquisite beauty.
How does one reconcile these diametric discrepancies?
Well… the answer for me is to live Intrepidly.
Life has so much to do about hurting and healing.
As as crazy as it sounds, I believe we come here as humans to learn through our experiences and to grow…if we choose.
The truth is hurting is an inevitable byproduct of being alive… and (here’s the rub)…
Healing is a choice.
So there we go.
I promise you, Intrepid Joy doesn’t necessarily mean living in a continuous bliss-ed out state of joy. I take lot of little detours and gnash and fight with reality… I might even swear a tiny bit. (After all I am a Sparkle Pirate). But ultimately… I come back home to myself and reconnect to the part of my Soul and Spirit that is imploring me to be claim my one precious life!
I love to explore all these elements of hurting and healing, evolving and transforming in my ART.
It helps me to process all the things that awe and unsettle me.
Intrepid Living and my Art for me is all about accepting this complexity and agreeing to (despite the challenges and the strife) say a RESOUNDING YES to being alive and to the gifts that come from choosing to grow and transcend.
With all my Heart I Believe…
At your very essence, you are creative and courageous.
Your life and special talents are essential gifts and only YOU can claim them.
The health and happiness of the world depends on you to expressing your voice and your passion.
It takes clarity and commitment to stay on course and make your dreams come true.
And I believe the only way to attain true peace and satisfaction is to live “on purpose”, step into your biggest most brilliant self and declare your INTREPID JOY.
That is what I am here to do. And this website is here to catalogue my journey.
How about you?
Will you come fly with me? Let’s claim our Intrepid Joy together!