Thursday, May 23, 2013
I have been able to accomplish another marvel, I am blogging everyday and that is nice. I mean really nice. I have had this blog since 2006, that is seven years dear reader and I have not been consistent, truly I have been basically absent on the blog scene and that is a shame. But now I have a reason, I have a voice, I have seen the need to put my thoughts out into the universe even it I am the only one who sees them.
This morning I sat on the patio and read with a light breeze blowing. It was exquisite. Last year I promised myself that I would do what I did today and just did not follow through. This week I have been in my chair, feet up, watching videos, writing and reading just about everyday and I love it. Living in Henderson Nevada and facing the west, I have morning cool and afternoon heat, so my time for enjoying this space are early morning and late evening and that is just fine. My challenge is to keep my pledge to myself and add this process to my self care program. I am going to be 64 this year and I intend to spend the next 18 months preparing myself physically, spiritually and emotionally for the glorious 65 in November 2014.
What does all of this have to do with the picture posted above? A lot really and at the same time not much. It means a lot if I follow through with my goals and plans; not much if I fall back to habits that keep me doubting myself, not doing what I am called to do and making excuses.
Let's see and measure how I do. Hold me accountable dear reader. Pilgrim
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I have been participating in several online projects that give me the opportunity to draw faces. Today I started working on two pages in Art Doodle Love where I have to draw a face a day for 7 days. Today is day one.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
My art post for today is a photo I took in Sept. 2012 sailing down the lagoon on the vaporetto in Venice. We had just come through a terrible storm I named Hurricane Ernesto.
I love this photo and the memory.
Friday, May 17, 2013
So I have to put in writing a reminder to myself that I am not posting for praise of others and that if I get just one comment, it is a good thing because I am sharing my talents with the universe. You know, all of this is really therapy since I have spent so much of my life trying to please others and neglecting me. I did not even know who I was. Through art I am discovering so many dimensions of myself through colors, images, faces, flowers, quirky birds, life. The joy of this discovery is phenomenal. But I cannot allow myself to get distracted by my own insecurities. I have go get out of my own way and not sabotage myself with false needs. This is an important lesson for all parts of my life...Amen.
Until next time....Pilgrim.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Day 2 of posting art. This watercolor painting of flowers is for week 20 of the lifebook project. I have a strong desire to paint flowers and landscapes.