"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, September 10, 2012


So last night - ON the day that I posted my confessions of a computer addict, I went to the beach for a senior portrait session. The day was beautiful! The senior, the mom and I got to the beach and I said, "you know, the sun is still kind of bright and high, why don't we just take a few minutes to relax here before we start and let the sun have a chance to go down a bit". Do you know what we did??? We all went to our separate rocks, fired up our power and checked our Facebook accounts on our phones - as if on cue!!! Right... are we sick or what?? We didn't take a deep breath and stick our feet in the water. We didn't feel the gentle breeze on our skin... we turned right to our little computers! Seriously....

We've got a problem here!! :)

We've got more problems than that though... what are they? Who really cares? We're going to have problems our whole life. We will fix one and then another will come up. It's like weeds in a garden... can't keep up with them but if you don't pull them they take over. Come to think of it, maybe that's really what God meant by the curse... I thought the weeds were really about weeds, but they were probably metaphoric. At any rate... think it's time to stop sweating the problems. I'm hoping to stop sweating soon anyway - humidity be gone...

So I had a little email conversation - (yes of course, virtual)... tonight and I was talking about being "stuck". Artist's get stuck... people get stuck. Walking this earth is sticky, stucky business. I told this person that I felt depression was at the root of the "stuckness" and that said person, should put their effort into making dark images instead of joyful ones until they worked through their "dark night of the soul".

Does this posting seem random to you? It is and it isn't. It's all about things not being perfect, or as they should be. We roll with it. We deal. We move on. Somehow we find our joys. We let things run off. We work with what we have. If you can't be happy right now... don't be. Just BE. It's all good - it's life - it's the journey of the soul!

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