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Rediscovering my passion at the Junction 2010 Regional Arts Conference.

I am a storyteller, I hadn’t really thought about it much until this weekend at the Junction 2010 Arts Conference. I had just been blogging away merrily here at Frog Ponds Rock telling stories about my life, working away creating ceramics, all of which have their own stories and now I am discovering film making which is the easiest way of all to tell a story.

I also like to help other people tell their stories. So if you are here reading this because I offered to help you in some way please be assured that my offer was genuine. Send me an email or leave me a comment and we can work out a plan.

I am always astounded that people are interested in what I do. I keep on waiting for someone to tell me that I am stupid and useless (thanks Dad) and that what I am doing is a ridiculous waste of time but people never do. They smile when I talk and they ask me questions about my work and let me waffle on about dead albatrosses, ethical food production and dragons eggs.

I have passion in abundance. I am passionate about my work, my family, life in general and thanks to Ernesto Sirolli my newest guru I know that I am on the right track.

It was amazing to listen to a passionate speaker like Ernesto Sirolli confirm what I truly believed, that if you are doing what you love, the money will follow.

I have always told my children to do what they love and to worry about the money later and a small part of me has often wondered if I had been doing them a disservice. I look at my daughter doing what she loves passionately and I know that although her path is difficult she is happy. Once my son starts to follow his passion I know that he will be happy as well, it is just a bit hard for him at the moment because he is such a gifted child that all his teachers want him to excel in their chosen field and that is a lot of pressure for a sixteen year old to carry.

I have so many stories to tell and so little time in which to do it. So stay tuned my dear bloglings I have come back from Junction 2010 with so much energy and renewed passion that it could be dangerous.

Here are some photos from my weekend away, just mouse over the photos to get the titles.

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  • sharon August 30, 2010, 11:55 am

    Now that you are all fired up with confidence in addition to the enthusiasm and talent you already possessed, let the creations roll!

    Great to hear you have been able to gain so much from Junction 😉

  • Kristin (Wanderlust) August 30, 2010, 1:07 pm

    How exciting to be around other artists and their creations. I miss that kind of energy. Can’t wait to hear our new stories. xx

  • Jayne August 30, 2010, 1:57 pm

    Can hear your creative juices flowing from here!
    Great positive post, yay you, Kim xxx

  • The NDM August 30, 2010, 2:49 pm

    As Jayne said “Yay, you!”. The advice to do what you love and the money will follow is very sage indeed. Too many dreams get abandoned along the way…

    I am seriously loving ‘knit graffiti’ by the way.


  • river August 30, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Beautiful photos, Kim. Love the belly dancers.
    My belly does it’s own funny little dance whenever I have a good laugh….

    I think you and I had similar dads.
    After all these years, I’m still surprised to find that people actually like me.

  • frogpondsrock August 30, 2010, 3:31 pm

    @River I am always surprised by that as well.

  • Pixie August 30, 2010, 4:01 pm

    fabulous pics

  • ut si August 31, 2010, 6:03 pm

    Those pics are amazing…Junction certainly injected some life into old Launnie. So glad you called in to ut si. Wish we lived closer. xxx