Friday, October 10, 2008

Moving Forward

"Spirit"
6" x 7" mixed media on canvas
Available in my Etsy Shop here

Hi everyone...I've missed you! Seems that my comment, "back in a couple of days..." from my last post in September...turned into three plus weeks. I guess I just needed more time away than I thought after the move and other events that have transpired this past year.

The new studio is finally set to go now...so I've taken this past week as a "sequester" week to get back on the creative track. Finally picked up a paintbrush after many weeks and the above painting is what I came up with. During this time of transition...I have needed to call upon and rely on an inner strength of spirit and a peaceful mind. That's what I wanted to convey in this new work.

Hope you're all doing well. Have a beautiful Fall weekend out there! xox

"This we can all bear witness to, living as we do plagued by unremitting anxiety. It becomes more and more imperative that the life of the spirit be avowed as the only firm basis upon which to establish happiness and peace." ~ Dalai Lama

15 comments:

Jonna said...

Welcome back we've missed you and Maisie. Beautiful painting.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi linda!
oh! your painting is absolutely wonderful! I just love it!
happy friday linda! your post just made my whole day!
xo
melissa

Manon Doyle said...

Welcome back Linda.... we missed you in blogland! Love the new painting! Have a great weekend!

thorngren said...

Sure have missed you and your work.
Nice new painting! Schatzi is doing great!

Rebecca said...

Missed you. Welcome back. The web is still here hugh? I admire you for taking care of your life the way you do. Great artwork, and great post.

Donna said...

Beautiful painting, Linda! I'm glad you're back.

Hugs,
Donna

NeereAnDear said...

Stunning Painting.... I too am looking for my inner spirit as it seems to have disappeared when I had my surgery.... getting myself motivated has been difficult to say the least...

I hope I find it soon... I need to get moving

HUGS

AND SLOPPY KISSES FOR YOU AND MAISE FROM PJ

JO

Lynne (& Liberty & Ellie!) said...

I love this! The first thing I thought of when I saw it was how perfect a talisman it was for these turbulent times. I too have fallen by the blogging wayside for various reasons... but am realizing that it's okay. We all need to do what's best for our souls -- and you certainly need to take care of yours!

Glad you're back -- and glad you're having the creative outlet you so enjoy!

Keep the positive energy flowing -- I think that if we all focus on that, we can get through anything...

Love to Maise too!

Jill Beninato said...

Nice to have you back Linda! I am happy to hear that you are all settled in and back to work...I love your new painting.

Sandy said...

This image is beautiful. The colors so vibrant...

s

Tara Ross Studios said...

I love it. I miss your doggy photos, and would love to see more of your studio. Take care.
Tara

2DogStudio said...

Glad you are back. You have been missed! Look forward to seeing pics of your studio :) Lovely painting too!

Amy C Evans said...

Linda! A big ol' Mississippi welcome back! To Maisie, too. Love the new painting. Love that studio floor, too! Glad you're back on track.XO

Moira said...

Hi Linda. Glad you're back! You new studio looks amazing and I love your new work!

Moira

Diane said...

Absolutely fabulous. I'm in awe!