Thursday, July 02, 2009

I Am the Treasure and I Will Not be Afraid

Flying Girl When She Loses Her Way, or I am the Treasure
27/100 in 100 creative challenge
GOlden Fluid Acrylic, gold paint pen and Pitt artist pens on paper 5x8"

I am so behind. And sweating up a storm. It's hot after the deluge of this morning. Ahh Florida. I've been editing photos in my computer all week and am still 9 months away from today. A package came for G's birthday from his Wisconsin grandma. Yesterday we had some accidents that needed to be cleaned up, nothing serious, but messy and time consuming. Once done, I felt better. Today has been technical difficulties and beginning the process of purging whatever we have collected this past year that is unnecessary in a new life across the country.

To tell the truth, I feel a little lost. Not sure what to do next or how to tackle it all. there's time, but so much!

I did some list making yesterday, and that helped. I'm going to continue in this. Prioritize. Recognize what is necessary and figure out the baby steps needed to get there.

Still painting, but still behind in posting. And I want to start listing new items in my etsy shop. I think it's time. I was a little overwhelmed in my desire to do etsy full time while being a full time mom and still a writer and artist. I need to pull the shop back and go more slowly. I think I can manage it if I organize and prioritize. It's all coming. Slowly.

Maybe this Flying Girl will help me remember what else I need to accomplish all I need to do. Actually... she did. I painted her, and started to break through some of my stuckness.
Flying Girl and the Writing on the Wall, or I Will Not be Afraid
Acrylic and paint pen, paper 5x8

Viva La Flying Girl


jena strong said...


Aviva's Hebrew name is Simma, which means treasure. Boy would she love this one.

Arlene said...

Rowena - these are wonderful - a mixture of art and personal journaling, in a way. I really love what you are doing with them.

I am having a similar challenge - I am painting, though not blogging every day. A few days this past week I have felt stuck and uninspired. Yet I still feel driven to keep painting.

Go figure. It must be part of the growing process. I'll just go with it and carry on.

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

Oh Rowena, these are beautiful and comforting. I love the sentiment of the first, and the soothing colors of the second (among many other portions I'm taken with).

I don't know how you power-moms do it. You and Natasha amaze me. You sure give me perspective, whenever I'm frustrated over lack of time with my Etsy shop, etc---I'm doing this before kids. A huge round of applause to you, and please see how amazing it is that you're doing all you ARE doing now.

Your dreams are large, your heart larger--it will all come with time. Remember to be gentle with yourself.

I also wanted to thank you (again) for this project. It's come to mean very much to me. I can't see how I'll stop after the 100 days are up (maybe the posting, but not the projects themselves).

elk said...

i am going to do this ...thanks for the idea and as I write it out I will think of you and send you calm..OK!?

D'Arcy said...

words are powerful, words and flying together are magic.

Coreopsis said...

Wow--I really like this one. I love the combination of words and images--it's a journey, for sure.

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