I thought i'd get a chance to catch up on all your blogs this past weekend
but alas... life had other plans.
I look forward to connecting with all of you again soon...
Any bit of spare time i have these days is shared between
visiting mom in the hospital,
checking up on dad,
being a mother,
and seeking sanity on a daily basis. ;-)
Hence, the sheet music painting tonight.
sheet music painting = sanity.
I hadn't done any in a while... and it's oh so meditative for me.
It just takes me to another place where time stands still.
I put on some music,
and within minutes,
i'm flying, far far away.
No, there are no drugs involved. (giggle)
I love the last part of a painting,
where the blacks and the whites are added.
It's where the painting comes alive, don't you think?
I'm guessing i'm not the only one who loves this part of a painting.
And even if once the painting is done,
i look at it for a few minutes,
and realize that the eyes are crooked,
and the nose is wrong,
and the mouth doesn't look quite like Neil's mouth...
I'm still smiling
cause it just felt so damn good to paint SOMETHING.
It's been hard for me to concentrate on art lately,
for obvious reasons.
My head knows that it's good to do something that i love,
but my heart has a hard time getting started sometimes.
Once i get myself started, it's all good.
But sometimes these days, sitting in the blue room is a bit of a challenge.
Art helps me feel grounded
so whenever i go a while without it,
i literally feel out of whack.
But still, i do something that many of us don't do often enough.
I go easy on myself.
I cut myself some slack.
I remind myself that the paints will be there tomorrow,
if i feel like painting,
or the day after,
or the day after that...
Tonight was one of those "day after's".
When i sat in the blue room, i felt like being there.
I knew it would be a good painting session before i even began.
Some things, you just know.
I have so much more to say to all of you,
about so many things,
but it'll have to be for a later time.
It's getting late and i'm running on empty already.
I'll leave you with one of my favourite Neil Young songs...
and i wish you all star filled skies this week.