Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking Back... an attempt to clear the air...
to purge...
to tie up loose close the books...
to try to bind everything together.
What we have here is
 one big "sketchbook dump"...
a plethora
of thoughts and illos and attempts to maintain my sanity.
You know...
I have been "here"...but, not really.
I feel badly about that.
This is only my 71st post of the year..
barely one quarter of what I have posted in years past.
The reason?
I haven't a clue...
other than the fact that this year
has certainly thrown a few curve balls my way.
I have been able to turn to my Muse
for a wee bit of artistic therapy and spirit building.
Some of the pieces here will definitely
allude to that.
The above entry was blogged about here
and was drawn ink straight in...lead free...over a series of days.

Seeking a bit of bi-monthly resbit with my art tangling friends here.
My notes are hopefully self explanatory...just click on any image
to enlarge
for better viewing. :)
Sue's passing was bittersweet and difficult for all of us...
she was my sister-in-law.
She suffered for so long...was so young...and was loved by so many.
The trip back to Illinois left our hearts heavy.
I am blessed to have still have my parents with me...
we have had several close calls this year.
I am also blessed to be able
to let my soul breathe and grow through my art.
Waiting and being hopeful and calm have been a challenge.
Patience and the art of developing keen observation skills
have been my frequent companions.
I wonder what challenges will face me in 2013?
I surely hope I will be able to handle them
with a certain amount of
grace and hope and creativity.
Thank you,
each and every one of you,
for checking in on me...
even leaving a note
every once and a while.
I love that.:)
I plan to really BE HERE this next year...
I really do!

“The object of a new year
is not that we should have a new year.
It is that we should have
 a new soul.”


debra morris said...

Lovely work. Wishing you a Happy 2013

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Oh Peg...what a soulful journey you have had in 2012! I noticed the recurring word "waiting" in many of these tangles, you certainly have had many hospital and clinic visits and waiting time. I am praying for a much healthier 2013 for us all, ENOUGH already!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

May this year be much better for you and yours. Some years are like that. I can empathize with you. I have had a sad past year also. Let us think of 2013 as a better year to be. Be well and happy.

Linda T said...

You had a very eventful year. The sketchbook pages you posted are fantastic! Very expressive and thoughtful and a visual delight. What an awesome record of your year, even though the events were hard and scary.

studio lolo said...

I'm needing 2013 to be a soulful year and one of sincere replenishing of body, mind and spirit.

We made it through, Peg! I hope this new year will be gentler on you and your loved ones.

Love to you from Little Rhody!


marianne said...

No wonder you posted less than the year before. This seems like a lot of stress and loss to me.
Hope 2013 will be a good year with less medical issues.
I am sorry for the loss of your SIL, these things work paralizing .... :(