Someone reveals to us, ourselves...

 
“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
― E.E. Cummings
 

I knew that I was going to get so much from attending Orly Aveneri's workshop and I did. I feel like there is so much change happening for the better in my life and my art right now. Not only because of the wonderful teaching, words of wisdom, and gentle heart of Orly, but because of a lot of other things that have been happening so amazingly quickly and not that good, ( at first glance). I am finally feeling like I can blossom in my own way, (even at this stage of my life), just call me a very late bloomer, who longs to live, without fear, old relationship issues and, the old need to "be a nice girl", no longer tying me down....



“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea.”
― E.E. Cummings

the subject was :juicy:...

 I had a lovely time at the beautiful Dandenong home of Anna, attending our 2nd Melbourne East Art journal group get-together, with Lena, and Gai, and the prompt for the new "mango" paint I wanted to use was..."Juicy"...so the journal pages above and below were what I came up with....

Another journal page done when Lena and I got together for a painting day recently...

.................. Holiday travels...in my mind...

 
Well here I am again, well fed, and gifted by the love of my family and friends around me, enough  love and hugs to last me a while.....
I am so looking forward to spending several weeks now at home, uninterrupted, to paint and explore my art love. I'm excited too, as the days get closer to Orly Avineri's Workshop at Tracy Verdugo's place in Jervis Bay.
The above journal page is part of some work I am doing on canvases as well. I'm finally feeling something germinating in me, which is coming from within me, and not just a homage to other artists and teachers I have learnt from, at least I am hoping so...artist types will know what I am trying to say here.....

...........................ANYWAY...........................
 
I WISH YOU ALL A WONDERFUL
 NEW YEARS CELEBRATION
AND MAY YOUR   2014
BE ALL THAT YOU WISH!!!!!!!!!