I have so much on my mind and when I get like this, I become totally overwhelmed.
My sister is having some health problems and they are a big enough deal that I’m really concerned. Big enough that she’s hospitalized (for the 2nd time in the past few days) and is being sedated. This pains me terribly and makes me extremely afraid. I have four brothers and three sisters, all but one are older than me, and with this scare we have going on with my sister right now, the mortality of my siblings (and myself) has really hit me.
It scares me. Terribly.
There are some big changes coming up in the next few months for the hubby and me. Even though these changes are so exciting and are things we are very much looking forward to, change is always stressful and for a woman like me, overwhelming. Maybe that doesn’t make sense but I just know that is just how it is for me.
I’m working on simplifying and decluttering our life, our house, my art studio…everything. I’ll be honest, I don’t really even know where to begin so I’m bouncing from one area to another and don’t really feel like I’m making much headway right now. If anyone has any good tips for an organized way to shed the excess baggage of “stuff” that we accumulate, please clue me in…I’m at a loss. Of course, this also has me feeling stressed and, yep-you guessed it, overwhelmed.
All of these things have me searching for peaceful moments and spaces so that I can get a little relief from all this mental weight. I have been creating things that have a very Zen-like, meditative process to their creation.
I have all these saved/rescued pieces of wood, etc. that it has been my intention to use as a base to paint/collage on and this piece, The Burning Tree, is one of those Zen pieces that used a piece of found wood as my base…killing two birds with one stone. Creating the tiny branches was such a calming process that I’ve decided I need to do another similar one for some more quality destressing time.
My art journals have suffered a little but as long as I’m creating, I don’t feel so bad. I just have to find some creative outlet so that that feeling of being overwhelmed doesn’t get the best of me.
I want to throw a big thank you out to Connie over at Dirty Footprints Studio for her open heart and sharing with me. She is just that kind of wonderful woman and I can’t say how much I appreciate her and her wisdom. So, thank you, Connie…you are loved.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for this evening. I hope you’re all doing great, creating wildly, and enjoying life.
Peace & Love,