Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Spring!

It's hard to believe it's finally here, Spring! When the days are satisfyingly longer, bad habits are cast off, and days seem to be filled with riches. It is here, but not quite here in CO. Yesterday was a full day of snow, after many days of warm, inviting weather. I'd like to think our days of snow are limited, and the grass and flowers will be taking over very, very soon. Regardless, I am enjoying this new spark of energy as the winter dregs slowly melt away. I hope you all enjoy this first Spring day, wherever you are and whatever the weather has in store for you.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Forgetting Fear

It's amazing what we allow to hold ourselves back. Often different for each of us, we find ourselves at the same crossroads again and again. Lesson unlearned. Why it takes us so long to "get it" is a mystery to me. More often than not, I know what holds me back, keeps me from being me, but the change is so hard. The change seems to be who we are, the struggle with what we want to change, which is inextricably who we are.

This is the "before" to my Sea Worthy page. It started out as an experiment, playing the "name game". Just messing around with my name in various methods and materials. Then I worked over it some more, writing what I wanted to let go of. Then more and more layers later, and voila the finished page as shown below. A reminder of my past, who I am, but also what I am capable of letting go of.