Friday, August 12, 2011
cease and desist
Today I am realizing as Mary Chapin Carpenter so aptly stated..."someday you are the bug...and someday you are the windshield". I am sleeping more than a hibernating bear...and still feel exhausted from the mono. I am realizing many things..I am not as young as I think I am...I need to slow down and pace myself much like a sweet tiny turtle. The goal is to finish the race on my own pace... the goal is to take tiny baby steps and strengthen my spirit. Art Saves Lives and I am the proof that working in the creation of sacred marks is the best medicine in so may ways. I listen between naps to Jane Fonda on CNN about the third chapter of her life. Life reflection has provided me a tiny bit of insight to guide my own journey to the last decades of my life with those I love. The studio is my retreat...I am not invisible and I have a purpose to get up and out of bed ...to make my sacred marks for whatever number of days I will walk on this earth. Remain calm and remember to pay attention to the smallest of details. This is a lesson to develop and edit with each morning...the gift of the day is the real present to my heart.
I am on my way downtown to straighten and reorganize the week's process. Our computer is providing us with new challenges ...that is a polite way to say "I really do not know what is happening right now...?? I am working on catching up with my Inchies and will present three on Monday for your review. Ken had a small little portable book printed of my journey with tiny art process. I am amazed when I review the pages I realize how baby steps really can make tiny improvements. I have my hospital appointment next week with my research Lupus specialist and will plan to have the brain specialists take another look at my healing/changes /progression. This should keep me out of trouble for a little while :O).
Have a great day in your studio today and remember me in your frustrations in your process...we are not alone...it just life so as my dear friend Jane told me..."Just Deal with it!!!"
Imagine and Live in Peace. Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart