It is so hard for me to just be still. I try so hard but even when my body is still my mind is gathering thoughts. Things to do,think,try .... Yet I am still struggling getting started with most of them hmmmm I need a new battery. For sure! Or a day devoted to doing art. That is my intention for this Sunday coming up.... sit still paint draw smear make .
well it has been an eventful two months and a half. My job has changed considerably and we have moved to a new house. It has taken me all of that time to reconstruct,rearrange and refill my life and energy. Now I have a cold! Honestly it has been rough but change is never easy for me. Especially as I have had more trips around the sun. Here are a few new pages from the journal that did get done in the midst of my whirlwind
Christmas Eve is even more special to me than Christmas day. It is when I reflect on all that makes our cozy life so precious. My loving hubby always lights all of the Christmas candles and the music reflects the gift of Christ, we make a call to the grands and watch them open one gift each...
such sweet treasures they are.
Later in the evening we take a short trip over to my best friends home full of laughter, joy and good food. When we get back home the gifts go under the tree and we settle in to reflect on the peace of the night. I end the evening with a reading from scripture and this year I added a new favorite Christmas story "The Journey " by Donna Van Liere. It is a narrative of what
Christ's birth night may have actually been like.
I am Humbled by the facts surrounding the King of Kings birth and
His amazing entrance in to my humanity. I say my humanity because it is messy, crazy far from perfect yet God came down in to it to give me a reason to continue on when the days are hard.
I need to hold Christmas in my heart all year and remember the
warm, grace filled joy of my Saviors love. Merry Christmas to all!
It has been a rough season on our little island and I am trying to get my groove back. We have weathered through Hurricane Matthew s fury. 105 mph winds came our way and caused life to be interrupted. Here are a few photos of my own back yard after they removed the huge fallen trees. Wow. We were so blessed that none of these tall giants fell on our house. The island is in recovery mode but the amount of trees downed by a category 2 is unbelievable. It is thought that the heavy rains during the weeks before the storm softened the ground adding to the amount of wind felled the big pines and oaks. They came down roots and all.
Hello its me. Yes. July wow. I have been battling back pain since Jan and finally starting to get relief. I have stared for months at my creative stash unable to sit for long and do much unmotivated and unmoved. But. This weekend I plan on starting again. Finally diagnosed with SI joint inflammation. Done with PT on a med for osteoarthritis. And praying this too shall pass. Realizing what joy and healing art has been for me and to just show up is half the battle. Sometimes showing up mentally and waiting physically on the rebound to happen. It will.
pic of my desk. Piled with creative happenings. To be used this weekend!!
I made a commitment to myself this new year to not make commitments and I have succeeded! only thing is , if I don't commit I don't do. So ..I need to get back on the plan of healthy living and more arting! My new favorite word. Arting. I need to not just wait till I feel like it or the house is clean or my ship comes in...So I commit to posting more and being more alive. There I wrote it that is half the battle!So it is written so let it be done,,Amen and Amen.
These gems are going out on a swap to AFTC..Art for the Creative Mind yahoo group.. Bye Bye birdies.These were inspired by Iris Apfel...the amazing 90 yr old queen of extreme creativity! Saw her documentary this week,,,wonderful!