Keep Trying

About learning to breathe, well you’d think that was a natural thing we don’t need to think about it, we just do it. Like when my blood pressure was a bit high and the doctor said I must relax more.

No!! It is not that simple. Watercolour painting made me think a bit about this.

Try and clear my mind of everything I know about oil painting, try and clear my mind of everything that happened during the day. Just breathe slowly and go with the flow, follow the beautiful colourful water spreading on the paper. Forget about the canvas and oils.

So there I was trying to lower my blood pressure…

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At this point my paper actually tore when I was removing the masking fluid, this is not watercolour paper so I it was difficult to get a good result.

But hey I kept trying and just did little things to learn new techniques.

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Where did the year go?…

Have you been wondering about the same thing?

Life seems to pass so quickly, when you’re going through something bad or generally not feeling too good about life, work or home things seem to be in slow motion, like you’re on the outside watching yourself in trouble.  And it just seems like you’re not moving at all.  Before you know it, it is the end of the year!  Last time I blogged was March!

Our parents warned us about this, but it’s hard to understand until you experience it.  Caught off guard and bitten by the lazy unmotivated bug sometimes….

I read somewhere that Reading and writing cannot be separated. Reading is breathing in, writing is breathing out.

So here goes to some good old catching up.

Art sharing.

And putting my thoughts down again.

And here’s to chillaxing; putting my feet in the water for a bit of therapy, my hands in the garden soil and my heart and mind on prayer ♥

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Ocean Mood

I believe in the ocean curing all bad moods.
I believe in the waves wiping away worries.
I believe in seashells bringing good luck.
I believe in toes in the sand grounding my soul.
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I believe in the ocean curing all bad moods.
I believe in the waves wiping away worries.
I believe in seashells bringing good luck.
I believe in toes in the sand grounding my soul.

I could not have said that or put that in better words, the ocean really does cure everything for me ♥ I love staring at the horizon and this painting is going to bring me so much peace…..

Moonlight kiss

Some humans are the perfect examples of how monsters can be.

While others are angels from heaven walking all around us,

making us believe in the goodness that still remains.

The eve of the night before your first day at work

I gulped and felt my heart beating in my throat when I took this pic of you….we have a photo on these stairs, the two of us, on the day we left you here, it is one of my favourite photos.

I remember the trip we made in February 2012 and how hard it was to let go. I didn’t want to leave you here alone. I left a young enthusiastic boy and I came back to fetch a young man, full circle for the two of us.

You grew up, you struggled, you became independent, and it all happened so fast for me. I’ve been thinking over the years and more so these lasts few weeks, did I really do a good job as a mom?  Will you remember that I tried my best, even when I was tired exhausted, and stressed and sick, I still tried my best. I prayed sometimes and sometimes I forgot to pray, but I hope you will know that I had every intention of being a good and great mommy.  Although I do know that sometimes I wasn’t so great and I was just an OK mom.

Today is the eve of the night before your first day at work! You have finished your studies and I guess it’s time to adult, I hope you’re ready because I’m certainly not and I don’t have any wise words to pass on to you (sorry). All the milestones and special events of your life that I counted and recorded and photographed have come to an end. Leaps and bounds and so the next ones will be in years to come.

For now let me say that I am so very proud of you. I wish you the best of luck my son, may you be successful and happy in your career and in everything you do

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Your favourite bible verse became my favourite bible verse, guard it close to your heart.

Love MA ♥