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We find, have, take, make, and can be just in or out of time; it passes quickly or slowly and sometimes stands still; we often have too much or too little of it on our hands and now and then we just don’t know where it has gone. But the one thing that I am most sure of is – we are a part of it, it’s a part of us and most of us live and die by the clock. Not only are we connected by time, but by each other as well.

Fossil fuels derived from creatures that walked the Earth hundreds of millions of years ago are a very important part of our lives. Millions of years have passed and we are still connected. Art, culture, language and so much more has been traveled and shared by billions over time. We are undoubtedly connected to each other in time.

And time is running out…

Time is running out to finish or begin that classical piece you’ve been working on. The clock is ticking on taking that art workshop, music study or volunteering. The seconds relentlessly pass, mercilessly shaping our futures, so don’t let it pass you by.

I have to juggle work, art, writing, play, school for the kids and more. Sometimes this can be a daunting task. I moved to Sedona not only for the beauty and inspiration, but mostly for the more relaxed lifestyle that can often escape me. So I simply make time, creating it from thin air, and I slow down. I remind myself that no matter what lies before me, there will always be that extra ‘time’ to make it happen. I prioritize and take a moment to see the beauty surrounding me, even if I have to stop myself dead in my tracks. (Which I often do)

What I’m trying to say is… Take your time.

Take the time to enjoy the world around you. Explore the country if you can – or at least explore your country (or backyard). Take time for your family, children and friends. Take time to create art, and experiment with the world of mediums available to you. Use this time to look into the connection you have with the world, people and the far and distant past. Express this time in your art. Share your art all the time.

Remember: grow; learn; conserve; preserve; create; question; educate; change; and free your mind.

About: Kelli Klymenko is an artist, a faculty member and the Marketing & Events Coordinator at Sedona Arts Center: a gathering place where artists can learn, teach, and exhibit their works at the center’s School of the Arts and Fine Art Gallery in uptown Sedona.

 


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  • Judith Finneren

    Having recently lost my husband of almost 38yrs. in a totally sudden horrible tragedy, I so agree with you! take the time, do it now! what you have dreamt of and say someday I will do, do that now. Life is so very, very precious and fragile. You don't know when your last good-bye will be!

  • Zenna

    Took all the time in the world to do nothing but art yesterday and it was wonderful!! Oh yeah, and I went outside and danced a bit in the amazing rain!

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