Hi, I am back after a spontaneous break from blog land. Too many things going on and too few hours in the day. I needed a week to just catch up with life and to get the smile back on my face! (We also hopped over to beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada, for some family quality time).
A few new personal art pieces moved in with us last week. One has to do with my own life attitude.
I think I am a pretty happy person at heart. I don’t dwell on a lot of stuff but just like everyone else I have my ups and downs. For a few years now I have been coming up with my very own mechanism for dealing with stress and frustrations and negative energy in general.
Down by the lake where we live is a wonderful walking path. I often go for walks or runs there. I have come up with this idea that I can spew and mutter and grind my teeth or whatever I need to do for half the distance.
Exactly mid-way through the walk/run I am greeted by this row of red reflectors on wood poles. There is also a white pole in the middle of the trail. Already from a distance I start preparing myself for a mind switch (if and when needed).
My ritual is to touch the white pole and to let go of anything negative in my head. This is my very own personal garbage disposal for negative thinking. Imagine that!
This is also where I turn around and head back home and nothing bad gets to come with me! That is a commitment I make every single time. And it works! I always return home happy, content and upbeat. (Ask my hubby!).
I am not an artist by any means but I had a strong desire to capture this life attitude, if you will, so I painted this little piece as a reminder to myself and my kids to put a time limit on how long you harbor negativity in your mind and body.
Nothing fancy but you can see red reflectors and the wooden poles (the frame itself). Simple/dumb perhaps but important to me.
And isn’t that what art should be? Meaningful.
Also meaningful and lovely is this art piece (below the old miniature portrait) that came to me as a mother’s gift from a lovely Mama and close friend – the beautiful Michele. She knows I love black and white artwork and this one fits right into my home. It almost looks like I had it special ordered! No taking this one down. It is a forever piece.
Last week my 10 year old daughter sat by the kitchen table and I asked me what she should paint. “Why don’t you do something in black and white”, I said. While I was cooking she whipped up these two paintings which I absolutely ADORE! (Especially the dog). Also forever pieces. Will be placed in white frames.
So there. Some new, simple but personal and meaningful art pieces. Anything new on your walls?
Now I am off to see what I have missed in blog land.
Happy new week to you all!