Thursday, July 15, 2010


I've been trying to stay balanced with all of the changes that are taking place right now. A lot of things are going on behind the scenes here that I'm not ready to talk about yet. But I have had a little down time to soak it all in.

One thing I keep noticing: the image of hearts keeps appearing. This digital piece has the same "dissolving heart" that I have in my encaustic piece (see last post). Here, I've changed the color (one of the advantages of digital art). I love the poetry of Mary Oliver and recently came across a poem that I couldn't get out of my head. It was after I'd made the encaustic. The poem is called, simply, "Heart Poem".

These were the verses that really spoke to me:

"My heart, that used to pump along so pleasantly,
has come now to a different sort of music.

There is someone inside those red walls, irritated
and even, occasionally, irrational...

...Now again it is the wild man..."

I'm cleaning out my art studio (again). But this time I'm getting rid of everything that doesn't speak to me anymore. For example, I've accumulated a lot of scrapbook materials and all of the things that go along with that. None of that interests me anymore. My sister is coming to visit on Monday and staying for a week. She is really into scrapbooking now and I plan to load all of this into her car and send it home with her.

This will help me clear my studio and my head for what I really want to do and to move on. I think I hold on too long to objects for sentimental reasons. That's not a bad thing. But now that I realize that holding on is exactly the thing that holds me's time to let go.

So, hopefully these changes will bring about the "different sort of music" I'm hearing. Something is trying to break through the cracks...let's see if it succeeds.


Sherry said...

looking forward to hearing about what's happening. I too have been going thru a lot (same class, same upheaval maybe???) and haven't found time to post for two weeks. while it's wearing me out, I see forward progress.

Lori Saul said...

Love this blue heart and the very different mood it conjures...

Junibears said...

Good to hear from you again and see your art.
Love and blessings.xx

Jackie said...

You and I are Kindred spirits, for sure. I am going through so many changes too not exactly related to art and also have some sorting out of things to do .Tomorrow My firstborn gets married and My life is crazy right now. I am thinking of you and sending you the warmest thoughts:)This is a Beautiful digital piece!!

Kerri said...

you are so smart to get rid of the stuff that no longer interests or inspired you- and your sister is so lucky she'll be getting the scrapbooking stuff! win win!! :)