Thursday, January 12, 2012

sketchbook project + tidbits on life

I started out not really knowing where i was going with this...

before i knew it, i was halfway done & had forgotten to take pics...
I guess art really does laugh in the face of "time".

So I may add a few little things to this, but you get the idea.
She has very thick hair & it's very windy :-)


On another note, i read something this morning
that I want to share with you all.
It was written by a woman who's worked in palliative care 
for most of her life.

She cares for people who only have a few days or weeks left to live.

Here are the 5 most common regrets of the dying:

1. I wish i'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish i didn't work so hard.

3. I wish i'd had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish i had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish i had let myself be happier.


No one said:

I wish i had made more money.
I wish i had won the argument.
i wish i had travelled less.
I wish i had been more perfect.

Think on these things today,
and live YOUR life. 

(my mom and I)


  1. Hi Pauline, thank you for commenting on my blog so I could find yours! You have a wonderful blog, and your artwork is so beautiful. I'll be back to browse more later :-)

  2. I love your journal page, and the meaning behind the words! What a great message to remember! I also like the 5 regrets of the dying. I came across that last January when my grandmother was dying. Thanks for the reminder!

    Stacie @ Happy Hermit Art

  3. Great post and I really like the journal pages!!

  4. What a sweet pic of you and your mom. And I love the sentiment on your kite page--and the girl and her sandals, and peace t-shirt, and that hair! Too cute.

  5. A great journal page with a great message. We can't let fear control our lives. I feel like I wasted a lot of my life because I was so intensely shy and afraid of interaction. It was debilitating in so many ways. Now, I am wiser with age and can focus on enjoying life each and every day. A beautiful photo of you and your Mum, Pauline! xo

  6. Love the photo of you and your Mom!!! Your art always makes me smile. Thanks for sharing the 5 regrets of true and important to remember as we travel through this life journey. xoxo

  7. Yes, lovely to see you and your mom together. Like the list say's loving family and friends is so important, and letting them feel your love. I think of each day as a new start and I try to live my best life everyday. Thank you for sharing the list and I hope we can all live our truest lives x

  8. Such a lovely picture of you and your mother ((hugs))
    Your journal pages are beautiful, tells a story... I love it!
    Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful visit I had here today :]

  9. Hi Pauline from Canada. I like I found out something about you near the top of your blog. I'm glad you put where you live. I like commenting when I know someone's name and where they live. It helps me to connect. I like reading about people. I like that you are sentimental and you share your feelings so easily. I like that you forget to take pictures because I do too, but I fly my kite anyway too. Wisdom is lovely isn't it.

  10. A great list to remember!! Beautiful madly in love with her hair!

  11. Very wise words indeed, maybe I should try listening to them a little more often than I do.

    wonderful artwork, and I love her hair - reminds me of those fractal images that were all the rage a while back :)