Monday, March 23, 2015

Taking a Serious Break From Social Media

Maurice Denis's The Seasons

I need some sunshine.
I need some air.

When I woke up this morning, I could hardly get out of bed. It wasn't the usual kind of fatigue. I know that feeling. It was emotional and I've been feeling this sour feeling for weeks and weeks now, meaning I just didn't want to get up and do the usual routine that I have been following. I wanted to walk, but didn't, I checked my email, then Twitter, then Facebook, then looked at my pages, worked for a bit , then returned to the Internet, AND by noon, I felt very odd, indeed. Amid all that I cooked a meal and swept floors and washed clothes, and while doing all that, I felt like I really wanted to scream, though I really hate, hate, hate to admit it on the blog, but the more I thought about it, the more comfortable I am with writing this. It's okay to write that I am exhausted and doing too much.  It's okay to say that I'm feeling a creative strain again. I am distracted, and my brain is full of too much noise. I need to be quiet. I need to paint and write and walk and work in my garden. I need to remove myself from distractions and breathe.

I think I might be gone a long time this time. I might finish my book before I come back. I might have a birthday, Fred might have a birthday, too. Months may pass. Summer will start I am sure, so in saying goodbye for now, I'll close with an early Happy Easter. I am going to become one of these silent women in the woods and hunt for hidden things, get into the mystery of myself and other weird things like that.

Maurice Denis' Easter Morning

And so, wish me well and I leave you with a smile and a wave!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Swedish "slagbaenk"

Green has always been my favorite color. My house has a green roof and most of the rooms in my house are green. You can go calm with green or shake things up with a very warm shade. I love them all. And because green is really a neutral color, you can add any other color you want as a thread all through the house. You can even mix shades are green like gardeners do, providing focal points. Busy now working on the house and writing. Not much time for anything else.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

from The Villa of Livia

Something different today, a new thread, concerning art from the ancient world. When I was in middle school, I used to draw my own versions of Pompeii, the Pyramids, Scarabs, and other things from the ancient world. Troy was a favorite. Most, if not all of the artists, from these times, are not known by name. This piece is from the Villa of Livia, who married Emperor Augustus. I love birds in paintings. Such a beautiful piece of work.