Monday, June 7, 2010
a Monday with cool breezes caressing my body and soul...
I needed to continue my resting period into today but what a peaceful cool day to contemplate ...well just about anything peaceful. I am sending affirmations for survival of our delicate fragile spirits. I rested in bed under a well loved quilt with my companion little Rosie; she is my bodacious little terrier who is beginning to show her age and getting onto the bed is more difficult with each day. She is resting right beside me right now as I type this short blog...she is very much like my shadow. We ...yes I said we watched the Sundance Channel's documentary film about a young woman traveling from Muncie,IN to Alaska with her constant companion Lucy...a mixed breed golden lab ...the movie was "Wendy and Lucy". I need to remind myself to see this once again because there was so much sadness and isolation in this young girls journey and yet despite one hardship after another Wendy perseveres with incredible bravado. I ask myself how many young women are out there journeying alone to a new way of making a living in a definitely distant environment. Have any of you seen this film? Maybe the Midwest youth...setting out to find her independence and making mistakes along the way but still journeying on despite overwhelming loss of family support...every act of kindness we give to a stranger may be the only reassurance they receive in their day's progression. These are just my rambling random thoughts after I begin to process my last night's injections...drugs are so mysteriously seething through my body's systems.
I got another new... 2010 publication delivered to my front door to take me away from any discomforts and a place to explore in my sacred marks. I am going to have to sign up for a twelve step program to withdraw from my Amazon addiction ...whew Seth you have created a monster with the Book Guild...no I do not have self control and once you get going with ordering online...it is so easy. I digress. The new book did not disappoint me. L.L. Ludwig's Creative Wildfire : an introduction to Art Journaling -Basics and Beyond came with a free recycled blank journal to begin the exercises with it. There are sic chapters to ignite and get one started plus surface developments and techniques for making numerous journals and transfer and images to employ with printmaking techniques and assemblages. Several artists have contributed interviews and individual design elements in bright and BRAVE colors. Maybe the sharing of finding balance and making time for one's Art every day is probably one of the most important renewal lesson that L.L. Ludwig shares in this latest publication. Her other books Nature Journals and True Vision are also very beneficial and i am sure you have already discovered them. The interviews with other journaling artists have a spiritual reassuring appeal to my sensibilities. I need to get back to my collage now...the humidity is still high here so drying takes patience and I want to deliver this 16" by 20" canvas on Wednesday before my gallery talk at The Works at one pm. I hope you have had quiet moments today to refresh and breathe in this sweet season of summer's miracles arriving at our doorsteps. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
I am a living witness to my own life. My life may not be perfect but I am grateful to be here.