Friday, 10 March 2017

Paint Party Friday - I am the Sun



I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post; close to a year. But that’s the way it goes sometimes. The days turn into weeks, the weeks turn into months and so on and so on.

My absence has been due in part to illness and family commitments, but mostly illness, which causes me so much pain in my hands that even the simplest of tasks become impossible.

I find this extremely frustrating, as self-expression plays such an important part in my life. I have suffered from anxiety and depression for most of my life, and during the most difficult times I found that being creative really helped to alleviate the symptoms. I think that being lost in one’s own creative bubble is probably one of the best ‘anxiety busters’ around.

Anyway, I miss very much the thrill of writing, painting and drawing, so I’ve decided that I need to start doing something. I’ve recently started a new project, an art journal, which I hope will give me the incentive to keep going. The page below is one of my newest efforts.

I’ve decided to call the drawing, I am the Sun – The Giver of Life.  You can enlarge the image by clicking on it. 


This post is linked to Paint Party Friday.

22 comments:

  1. May the sun shine on your path. :) Wonderful art!

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    1. Thank you for commenting, NatashaMay. Very much appreciated.

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  2. Great art, good to see you back, I know how awful it is ti live with pain. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  3. Hi, Valerie-Jael. Thank you for visiting and for commenting.

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  4. The perfect title for this gorgeous piece of art!!!
    I understand how you feel...it is frustrating to be in pain everyday.
    I just began painting again after stopping in 2012 because of pain and spasms in my right hand.
    PPF and dear friends helped me realize that I was giving up but I am now painting again.

    Best Wishes to You~
    Jan

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment, Jan. I think a lot of the time that people who don't paint, or who are not creativity-minded, don't understand how frustrating it can be not to be doing something you enjoy. I got to the point, well...I just had to start again.

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  5. Wow this is amazing. I love all the detailing.

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    1. Thank you, Nicole. Your comment is very much appreciated.

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  6. This is a wonderful start for your art journal. It is lovely especially considering that it is painful for you and it is so detailed. Happy PPF

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    1. Hi, Susan. Thank you for your kind comment. Glad you like it.

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  7. Beautiful piece of art and a very affirming message. Wishing you well, and happy PPF too!

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    1. Thank you, Linda, for dropping by and for commenting.

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  8. Your painting/ink drawing (?) is extraordinarily gorgeous with the array of colors towards the bottom. Sorry about your pain. I know that sometimes we take our hands for granted when we should be so appreciative every day that they work OK. After my dh died 3 years ago, I felt I was drifting into sadness, so I joined 2 art classes, a beginning watercolor class and a mixed medium class. Both were liberating. Nothing was right or wrong with the paintings so it felt so freeing to be able to paint. Also the presence of others kept me from being too inward-thinking. I also kept doing the nursing home visitation which gives me pleasure. I lead a card making session twice a month in an assisted living facility. So glad you are sharing your beautiful works with us at PPF again.

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    1. Hi, Faye. Thank you for your kind words. Yes, sometimes we do tend to take things for granted. It is only when we don't have them any more, that we begin to appreciate what we had. Good to hear you keep yourself busy, and I too find painting very liberating.

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  9. I really like your journal page today. I enlarged it and sat looking at all the different shapes for several minutes. I am glad you are "giving it a go". I have arthritis myself and have lost strength the last couple years in the ability to climb stairs and some days even walking is tough! Here's to feeling better in body and spirit!

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    1. Hi, Gloria. Thank you for visiting and for your kind comment. I'm pleased you like my page. Some days can be really tough, but one has to try. Oh, I know what those bad days are like.

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  10. Beautiful piece, lovely to see you letting your sun shine on us!! Sorry for your pain, I know it all too well! Here's hoping you find some relief! Sending love and light!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Giggles. Glad you like it.

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  11. So sorry for your pain. I can understand your frustration at not being able to use your hands. Your art journal page is gorgeous though. Creating something like this is a perfect way to get into a creative bubble and forget about all else ...

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    1. Hi, denthe. Thank you for commenting. The pain does make it difficult, but I am determined to keep going.

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  12. Wonderful!! Love the colors and textures! Awesome title - let it empower you for the artistic journey ahead! Welcome back :)

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    1. Thank you, Tammie, for commenting. Very much appreciated.

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