I drew the jewelry box first. It holds a lot of memories and feelings for me. It got me thinking about how an object can elicit so much emotion when it is a vestige of some greater thing, a person, a special time. And the longer we keep these things the more poignant the feelings associated with it. Many years from now maybe someone will throw these things away. I guess it is the same as sentiments.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
"But what if I'm a mermaid
In these jeans of his with her name still on it
Hey but I don't care
Cause sometimes I said sometimes I hear my voice and it's been here,
silent, all these years."
This song touches home with me. One price of living with a controlling person is the steady closing in of walls. If you change what you are doing or saying, even once, to accommodate someone else's sickness (I don't mean a compromise) you are giving away bits of your own power, your birthright - a voice in this world.
It turns out that voice is still there. It was just buried beneath the ashes.
Monday, November 5, 2012
My favorite beer of the moment. Thanks to Alberto for giving me the idea of spattering paint. It gave the background just a little bit of texture. I see about 10 things I would like to change, but that's just the little voice in my head that finds fault in everything I do. Stuff yourself little voice. I'm loving my painting today.
I have just discovered Sally Seltmann, a Sydney based singer, songwriter and producer. Here she is singing "On The Borderline" from her captivating album Heart That’s Pounding (2010). I love her beautiful, knock-out voice and sophisticated, quirky lyrics. I'm not a music reviewer, but this sure got me out of a funk yesterday. It is a song of renewal. Hope you enjoy it!
Friday, November 2, 2012
I'm feeling a little blue. But it is a beautiful day. I've got some coffee and leftover pizza, things could be worse, yes? I think I overdid this painting. It was feeling so dull to me so I threw some paint at it and felt better! Maybe someday I'll add some more color to my work, other than blue. Yeah, one step at a time.