Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Self portrait Tuesday- Resolutions

One of the most important resolutions I made this year is to spend more time painting. It is my first love, my passion and my job after all. Life seems to have come between us more in the last year than ever before. It is a challenge to be in a family with a husband that has such a huge career and a son with unique needs, they are such big people that at times I feel myself getting lost. I allow that to happen, it is my own fault and I am going to turn it around.

Whenever I paint, I feel like myself again. I just finished a painting over the weekend and will share it soon. I am hoping to start another today. I know when we get to Africa it may be hard to find supplies but I will find a way to paint there too.


Anonymous Sophie said...

Africa...are you moving there or something? Maybe I should browse a bit through you archives. :)

Anyway, I think this is a wonderful resolution.Can't wait to see your new work.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog,

xo Sophie

10:57 AM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Africa is a dream of mine... You lucky woman you!

I can't wait to see your painting, i think what you do is so beautiful... As for mine, I will get some up on my blog hopefully this week:)


11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"they are such big people that at times I feel myself getting lost. I allow that to happen, it is my own fault and I am going to turn it around."

Yes, yes EXACTLY. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

1:10 PM  
Blogger luzie said...

Seems that painting is for you what playing the piano is for me. I love your resolution, and I'm looking forward to seeing your next painting. And I am very sure that you will find way to continue to paint in Uganda! xo

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Misty Mawn said...

Whenever I paint, I feel like myself again.

Oh, How I know exactly what you mean!!!
So very important to do what makes you feel like yourself!

3:59 PM  
Blogger Alex aka Gypsy Girl said...

I shall paint more as well! Your paintings are beautiful. I can't wait to see the new one. btw: From Boho's comment I get you live in Whidbey? My boyfriend's family lives there. I may be up there in the Spring for some sailing! :)

4:59 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

Oh, I want to see your new painting!

These portraits of you are beautiful!

9:53 PM  
Anonymous annax said...

Looking forward to seeing your new painting.
I feel the same about my life, I am squeezed in somewhere there, having five children and a husband who has a big career, I love my family. And in the perfect world I would have a little more time to sit and ponder, sit and paint, sit and do nothing. But for now I have quick fix paintings, usually done within the space of early morning when my twin babies sleep.
But I shan't complain, soon they will be off to school, and I will feel saddened and left alone.....

2:18 AM  
Blogger Frida World said...

Beautiful portraits, of a beautiful woman. I admire you for owning your ability to make a change to this. I'm catching myself blaming others for my struggles lately, and am inspired by you to stop that, it isn't helping.

My lovely man brought lots of painting supplies to Afghanistan with him, and that was his request when I was home for my sister's wedding in November - more supplies. You'll find a way.


6:19 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

these are some of my very favorite pictures of you. you are so lovely and in your element.

i love hearing your passion and commitment to this very integral part of your being.

i cannot wait for the post with your latest painting. it's image often comes into mind. so beautiful.

i love you honey and hope you are allowing time to rest your body so you can feel better.

be gentle with you.

love love love.


7:38 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

bring it on girlfriend!

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

What a profound post - it stirs something up in me. It makes me want to paint again (something I've been avoiding for almost two months now), want to be myself.... mostly it makes me starving to see other women make the same kind of profound entry on their blogs (and journals).

Simple and short... but powerful. Thanks for giving me something to think about.

9:59 AM  
Blogger turquoise cro said...

MMmmmmMMMMM Africa, I imagine YOU will want to take a lot of green paint for there! When I think Africa, I think greens,red red, browns, yellow! Can't wait to seeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your new painting!:)

10:01 PM  

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