Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Transition...

Transition charcoal on paper

Above is my most recent drawing, done yesterday. I was inspired to draw it because of a very close friend who has found herself in a very hard time. However, she has handled her hardship with courage, strength, and confidence. Whether she has noticed it or not, she has grown into a much stronger woman because of it. So the woman in this picture, who looks asleep or in a trance is finally coming out of the darkness and feeling the light shine down upon her skin. It's the moment of transition, the glimpse of the first light with a promise of more to come. This one's for you Dee Anna. I love you!

Do I have a favorite song?

I have never really been able to pinpoint a song that I would call my "favorite song" but I believe that the song by The Verve "Bittersweet Symphony" is the closest thing to it. It moves me and I can identify it, plus it has some gorgeous music in it. The song emotionally charges me and makes me remember the good in my life and the bad in my life from which I can learn.
'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this lifeTrying to make ends meetYou're a slave to money then you die...
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet yeah...
No change, I can't changeI can't change, I can't change
But I'm here in my mind I am here in my mind
But I'm a million different peoplefrom one day to the next
I can't change my mind No, no, no, no, no, no, no,no,no,no,no,no(fading away)
Well I never prayBut tonight I'm on my knees yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeahI let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now
But the airways are clean and there's nobody singing to me now
No change, I can't changeI can't change, I can't change
But I'm here in my mind I am here in my mind
And I'm a million different peoplefrom one day to the nextI can't change my mind
No, no, no, no, no, no, noI can't changeI can't change it'
Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life
Trying to make ends meet
Trying to find some money then you die
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the placeswhere all the veins meet yeah
You know I can't change, I can't changeI can't change, I can't change
But I'm here in my mind I am here in my mind
And I'm a million different peoplefrom one day to the next
I can't change my mindNo, no, no, no, no
I can't change my mindno, no, no, no, no,I can't changeCan't change my body,no, no, no
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down
Been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
That you've ever been down
That you've ever been down

Thank you for your prayers for rain!

Thank you all for your prayers and meditations for rain. It obviously worked! We got a decent amount of rain which, as I am sure you heard, extinguished the fires. Now we are supposed to get snow today! Can you believe that? Snow in Texas in March? Well, it does happen!

You are all wonderful people! I am sorry I was gone for a little while! I needed a break. I will be back creating and sharing more art & writing with you now!
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