"Papa's Dream Car", Mixed Media Acrylic on Canvas, 16" by 20". I painted this to honor my father's little 2005 Mercedes, SLK350. It was his last car. When he could no longer drive, I offered to sell it for him. Then decided to buy it myself.
My dad turned 101 several weeks ago and then stopped eating. Today I was with him for five hours today. I will clear my work schedule, so I can be with him as much as possible. This is sacred time.
This event changed my life forever-34 years ago on May 10, 1985, I publicly came out as an artist for the first time in my multimedia event at UCSD called "Transformations". 1000 people attended. I completely owned my power and the event TRANSFORMED me.
Today, this "Transformation Birthday" is much more significant to me as my true birthday, more than my physical body's birth, on April 23rd. I am ever grateful for the privilege to walk in this world, ever since then, expressing a hand-crafted career dedicated to inspire, connect and transform through the creative process.
Here is my promise: In 2050, on May 10th, I will be 90-years-old and will celebrate this day with you. This will be my 65th "Transformation" birthday".
P.S. Jeff Bridges, the actor, pictured here came to my house and signed this invitation to my event. He was incredibly supportive of my work as an artist. Thank you Jeff!
Being here now,
You and I,
Together we fly,
A transformative force.
Ever grateful, I am,
For YOU Beloved!
Can one meeting transform your life? Yes.
Last night I met with Dr. Fred in West Hollywood to discuss writing the forward to my upcoming Cocoon to Butterfly Journal book. We had never met in person. Suddenly, 20 minutes into the conversation, an alive creative electricity was present. A larger force had emerged between us.
The idea, "when two or more are gathered, there I am", comes to mind. (Originally from Matthew 18:20, Christians call this presence Jesus. I call it the L Force!) I believe we are meant to continually partner with life in new ways. Especially as we emerge from our old cocoon skin into new stages of our lives.
Two hours later, I left transformed from our meeting. The creative fires between us had brought forth fresh ideas about my brand, something beyond what either of us had thought our meeting was about. We are social creatures, we are to partner with each other and the larger life that is living through us. Let go and allow new connections to transform your life!
About the Author
Dr. Lisa Longworth is an award-winning author, specializing in creative metamorphosis. Her trademarked Cocoon to Butterfly program has helped thousands release blocks and align with their own higher nature since 1986. The original Cocoon to Butterfly, Creative Midlife Change for the Busy Person book is published in 7 countries. A professional artist as well, her paintings have traveled the world with her lectures and workshops.