So Many Miracles

After my recent post about miracles (and the audacity to be cliche), I felt obliged to make a drawing using the word miracle. Perhaps obliged is the wrong word—more, I felt compelled—really, it felt hilarious—kind of like sticking it to the man. And so, since I have a particular fondness for following these types of hilarious feelings, I did:

“So Many Miracles,” 8 x 10 inches, pen and ink, prints available in my shop

As it happened with this drawing {and so often does}, I started off with just a general idea about using the word miracle, and what came out was something that means so much more to me than that. This drawing is about something I think about a lot—how if you just keep walking your own path {one foot in front of the other}, the miracles {or wonderful, serendipitous opportunities} will find you.

I have come to believe this whole-heartedly {although quite often I forget to just let it flow like this}. It’s kind of like following a ball of string—the ball is off in the distance {being kicked along by some lovely adventurous cat} and all you can see is a the single strand, but that’s enough—it will lead you everywhere you want to go.

I think mainly I was just looking for an opportunity to imagine a playful kitten here, but you get the idea. If I hope to really learn one thing ever in my life, it is this. It is to relax, breathe deeply and follow that piece of string {otherwise known as my own excitement and passion} and just do what seems most exciting and obvious today—just some little act {like making this drawing and writing about it to you}. If any of us can remember to do just this every day, we will live incredibly beautiful {peaceful & free} rich {& joyful} lives! Don’t you think?

Thanks so much for reading, as always! Now I need to go read this little post to myself as a big giant reminder of how I want to live.


3 Responses to “So Many Miracles”

  1. 1 artproject2010 October 20, 2010 at 10:03 am

    You know Nicole, you have so many wonderful pieces all put together by now, I’d love to see all of them in a book. A photographer at the gallery I show in did that with a bunch of her prints and has been selling them like crazy at $30 (it’s a small hardback). Just a thought. :)

  2. 2 Kerri October 20, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Nicole I love this road of inspiration you have taken with adding words to your beautiful drawings! Just brilliant. When I sell my house I really must buy some of your art!

  3. 3 Victoria November 2, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Wow! I don’t know how you do it! You keep coming up with all these brilliant illustrations with spot on texts.
    I really need to place an order soon. It’s been a while after all ;)

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Hello there! My name is Nicole K. Docimo, and I am an artist and writer from the U.S.A. but currently residing in Zurich, Switzerand. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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