Belief in the power of the Universe
Once I was introduced to The Secret by watching the Oprah show, I ordered the CD. I thought that I was ordering the visual tape, but when it arrived it was the audio tape, which was even better. As I work in my studio (space in my home designated for my art) I would listen to the tape all the time. I actually keep it on pause so when I go to my studio, I just click play on the CD player and resume my listening pleasure.
My story is about when I went after a large commission for a project. I made my scale model, etc. This was to be an outdoor public art piece. It was scheduled to be announced who would receive the commission in July 07. It was between me and a well known metal sculptor who I was and am in awe of. I made my second presentation to the committee and knew from some of the questions that were asked of me that I was probably a little out of my league, but I didn’t falter. I explained my project with pride. Then it was the turn of the well known sculptor to go in and make his pitch.
After the summation, I was told that I did not get the big commission, but that I did get a 10,000.00 commission to make a part of my design if I wanted to accept it. Of course I did. It was unheard of for the organization to award more than one grant at a given time. The director said it was history in the making. After I had made my presentation, I had said a prayer that even if I didn’t get the big commission I was thankful for the opportunity and learned a lot from the process. So when we were called back into the meeting and I was told the news I was delighted, but not surprised.
I had scheduled an art workshop that began that next day in Tennessee to teach the process that I needed in order to make the project work. I didn’t know what was going to happen but I was so confident in my feelings that I knew everything would work out okay. I am now on phase two of the project. Phase one was making frame for the work, I signed up for a welding class not knowing how I would pay for it. Made the frame in class, had it brought to my home by one of the instructors, then moved to phase two of building the body of the project. I have two more phases to go before being finished, but the power of the Universe is a great blessing in my life. I am living a Secret Life.