Thursday, August 19, 2010

{can anyone loan me some rose coloured glasses}

Wishing Girl
Mixed-media, acrylics and paintsticks on canvas
11 x 14 inch

For the most part I'm a pretty positive soul.  I tend to look on the bright side of life, think positive, trust the universe, believe in magic, and all those good things.  I do.  I really do.

I mean, what's the point of focusing on the bad stuff, or feeling miserable about the things that aren't going quite the way you want them to.  Things change, life goes up and down, good things happen and sometimes bad ones do too.  In the scheme of things I live a great life, and I feel lucky in all sorts of ways.

Every now and then though, I find it hard to keep the faith.  Sometimes when I can't see the future layed out neatly ahead of me I don't know how to trust that it's all going according to plan.  

I'm having one of those times at the moment.  Wondering where life is taking me, wondering if we'll find a new place to live that we really love, wondering what to do about my work situation, wondering if my creative business will ever take off, wondering why I keep getting sick, wondering how to hear to my own truth amongst all the noise going on in my head and in the world around me, wondering how to remain positive in amidst all these questions, and fear, and self-doubt.  Wondering, wondering, wondering...

I can't wait to get on the plane next week.  I think a week in Port Douglas is just what the doctor would prescribe for this weary dreamer.


  1. I am a bit like that at the moment. Maybe it's the weather? Enjoy the break and may it bring you the rose coloured glasses.....

  2. Mmm....I think if you tend to be that way (like me) then the time of year doesn't help. As soon as spring shows it's head the fog lifts adn it feels like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders.

    Enjoy the warmth and sunshine and hope it brings some clarity for you.

  3. Repeat after me.... 4 more sleeps

  4. You go get yourself a holiday, Lovey. In the meanwhile, Wishing Girl is looking pretty damned spesh! (is there a Curly Pops contribution in there? I'm looking at a brooch on my desk with a verrrrrry similar design!!!!)

  5. Love the new painting!...and i hear you when you state: "I find it hard to keep the faith".

    I may have mentioned this quote before but I love it SO much and it really helps me to get a grip on what Faith can really be:

    "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole stair case"

    This was said by Martin Luther King Jr who took a great many first the meantime, enjoy your trip!! I'm sure it will do you much good =-)

  6. I'm wishing I was off to Port Douglas.....

    Have a fab time. Relax and keep the faith.