Sunday, September 02, 2007

After a Long Break


I've taken a break...a very long and needed break. Working full time doesn't allow me the freedom to sit at the computer for very long anymore. I have to make choices...either spend my time doing something productive, or spend time catching up on the computer. Don't get me wrong...I love to sit and catch up on all the blogs and groups, but I just don't have that luxary anymore...so, I have made some goals:

1) Update my blog once a month
2) Take one hour a week to catch up reading my favorite blogs
3) HIRE A HOUSEKEEPER (a must, must, must!)
4) Put no pressures on myself

This break away has been very positive in that I have learned so much about myself, my strengths and weaknesses (both personally and professionally), the power of true friendships, and the importance of being genuine.

This being a 3-day weekend, I immerged myself in creativity. Thank goodness for opening bird season weekend, as I have the house to myself and four critters...

When it comes to visual arts, I always work intuitively. I see something and immediately it just comes to me. I bought a Dover clip art book and was flipping through the pages with a Halloween theme in mind, but something else came to mind instantly...that which grabs our heart. While the pictures are pretty bare (bare to the bones, literally)there was such power in my thought process as I moved quickly through the pieces. Our hearts can be grabbed both positively and negatively...that we can not control, but what we can control is how we react to those feelings...

7 comments:

Deryn Mentock said...

Welcome back to blogland! I adore these pieces Lorraine. So much better than the usual Halloween fare (although I love that too!).

annie said...

hey you...glad your back! some little voice told me to check in with you tonight. glad i did!

Maija said...

Yeah! It's so good to have you back!! Your pages are divine!

Amanda Scott said...

Really love your images, very lush.:)

Pilar said...

I love what you did with this clip art! Divine! So good to see you here.: D I can understand the need for a break and sometimes, it is just what we need. xoxoxoxo

sue said...

Great work, Lorraine! And good to see you blogging. Will talk to you soon!

Angie in AZ said...

Lorraine,
I missed getting to see you at ArtUnraveled this year... I understand that you had another trip planned!
I have to encourage you that if you haven't hired a housekeeper yet, DO IT! I just hired someone a month ago. Right now, I just have her coming every two weeks but OMG, the difference it makes! Not only in having someone help me do things that I try to keep up on myself just with daily living, but having someone clean all those things that you never seem to get to or realize after they are clean that you notice something clean in your kitchen and hadn't realized how many times you had looked at it thinking,"oh geez, I really need to make some time to clean that"... all of the sudden, it's clean! It's very freeing and I highly recommend it! Oh, and I love seeing your art too. Gotta' go see if you have any new jewelry posted on your other site...