Here is my latest painting. She is sassy and confident. She is all about being herself. Live, love, be you is her message.
I don't know what I would do without my art at this time. I'm so glad I'm still able to create. I know if it were not for my art I would be lost. A friend of mine told me when her mom passed she felt like an orphan. At first I did not understand, but I realize what she means now. For me, I felt lost, so I guess feeling lost and feeling like an orphan is the same. My question is what do I do now? I'm rethinking my purpose in life and taking stock of my life. Being creative and making art is so comforting. It grounds me and makes me focus. It's reminds me of who I am and makes me happy that I have this gift to share.
The challenge this week at Inspiration Avenue is Pink so I'm entering this painting for the challenge.
My dear sweet mom passed away Sunday night September 26 2010. The funeral services have come and gone and I am now alone with my thoughts. It has not been easy. I love her and miss her. Here is a poem which was in the memorial register which I found comforting.
To Those I love & Leave Behind
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love.
You can only guess how much you gave me in happiness.
But now it's time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me if grieve you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part,
so bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, and life goes on,
so if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me.
I'll be near and if you listen with your heart,
You'll hear all of my love around you soft and clear.