Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hope


Sometimes hope is right in front

of us

and all we have to do is

look up

and see it

could it have

been there all

along?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I am telling myself this, over and over....


Learn from the journey

use it

then tell it

to help others

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Peaceful Connection


The moon and the sky are like magnets
sit and absorb them
they give me a peaceful feeling
sometimes I wonder
what everyone else is feeling
in other places when they look at
the moon, the sky
if gives a feeling of connection to me
a peaceful connection
so beautiful

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Watching Olivia


A painting for Leigh Ann. I tried black canvas...not really for me but I will re do it. It is the message that is important....

Outside the Box


Sometimes, it feels

like there is nothing

that can help

one to get out of

the box

there seems to

be walls on

all sides

but

there is hope

if one can learn

to think

in ways that

aren't so common

using God

given creativity

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Angel Wings

This cloud looks like angel wings. Very peaceful, a gift. :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Choices


The path we choose

is not always

the path we want

so

in thinking about the choice

we give up dreams

that were planted

by God

because we feel like

we have to live

the choice

but

the truth is

we are never too old

for a second chance

Hang on to your dreams!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Rainbow


I had to walk in the rain to find this rainbow........

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Color Dream

I wish I could see my colors...the way for me to follow dreams and not give up. It is hard for me to never give up when I am not quite sure where I am going. Maybe God is giving me stepping stones but only a few at a time. I have to look at it this way.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My First Painting

This was my first "real" painting. I painted it for someone who has very cool personal colors...it is funny, I really thought I wouldn't get past doing "aura" paintings. I see the colors in my my mind and with my eyes so I thought it would be a nice gift for those who understand me and I wouldn't have to really grow the talent.
My friend actually liked my little painting (years of lousy self esteem, so I thought she wouldn't like it) and shared it with others. My little seed of confidence began to grow just enough for me to start this blog and for me to keep painting. Then, I got the courage to try a few new things....once they turned out okay, the fear started to leave. Now, I am not scared to try new things even if I don't think I am good enough, I will try. :)
It only takes one person to plant the seed of creativity in someone else and then they can plant it in someone else too.
Please encourage someone to be creative today!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Calmness and the Cape


it drapes over my shoulders like a cape

a layer of calmness

but it is not peaceful

what is it

maybe a few times

a week it visits me

a cape of introspection

it is colored in various

colors

it makes me feel

kind of

lonely

Friday, September 11, 2009

I'm Listening


9/11/2001

I will always remember where I was when I heard about the planes hitting the WTC....I was taking Ellie to preschool and Emma was a newborn....
I remember going in to pick Ellie up in the afternoon and there was complete silence in the halls. No one was talking...we all had this look of shock on our faces and we all wanted to run and hug our children....
We will never forget....

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Keep Singing Angel

I painted this for Ellie. :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

You


You are more brave than you think

sweet friend

no one goes through this life perfectly

it is not possible

the brave and the courageous

realize mistakes

then take off any masks

and admit them so that

somehow the mistake

can help others

once it is spoken

it no longer has power

over you

but has power

to help someone else

YOU are stronger than you know

and others will look

at you and get real

with themselves

and those they love


Kadi- you will get through this. I am proud of you and I love you.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

One Thing I Know


One thing I know

one thing that always

reminds me to listen

to my intuition or

the God voice (same to me)

is this

If I am feeling unrest

no peace to be found

then I am on the wrong road

there is always a path

that will being peace

I am drawn to it

like a magnet

when I finally

see it or when I

finally start

searching for it

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Live Like a 6 Year Old (the fun part)

When is the last time you were happy enough to enjoy a cartwell? We can learn a lot from kids about how to live in the moment. Thanks girls for teaching me this when I am down.....

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Peaks and Valleys


They say we all have peaks and valleys

I must be on a rollercoaster

up and down

I am tired

going from being the

strong one to

being the one alone

treading water trying

to decide which way to

swim

Are you there God?

Do you even hear me?
Maybe I am too tired
to even ask for help