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BeaSue

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on: October 30, 2017, 01:33:40 PM
Wow...feels like a long time since I've posted anything here. Since my husband died last year, my focus has been about putting my life back together. This has included more social engagements, volunteer activities, etc. so I'm not alone so much. Alas, my painting has suffered, and I'm pretty rusty.

This is one I've painted for my Christmas card this year. It's the third (different) painting I've attempted, and the first one that I think might work. Comments appreciated, of course.
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Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 01:51:20 PM
I love it and I think she is interceding for you. God bless you and I hope that you find a new path that is eventually joyful Sue


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Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 03:41:38 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Susan, I think your Christmas Card is absolutely beautiful, I love the vibrancy of it and the silhouette of the person in prayer which is a reminder of the reason for the Season.  I love it.


So pleased to hear that you are keeping busy which helps to alleviate the pain of your loss. Keep strong and try to paint more for it is very therapeutic.  Wishing you comfort, peace and joy Susan.


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Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 04:53:26 PM
It's lovely, Susan.  Very meaningful.

Good to see you here.  We've missed you.

aloha

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Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 06:52:11 PM
Thank you so much, Lynn, Patricia, and Mea.  :smitten: I have missed being here more frequently. Patricia, you are certainly correct about painting being therapeutic in the way it focuses the mind. I will always grieve the loss of my beloved husband, but I know that I am healing.
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Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 08:46:14 PM
Beautiful silhouette  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 01:33:10 AM
Beautiful painting visually, and spiritually.  :think: Your abilities don't look very rusty to me!  ;)   Well done Susan.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 08:59:30 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Val.
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Reply #8 on: November 02, 2017, 11:10:07 AM
Oh Susan - what a beautiful and peaceful image for your holiday card this year. It’s perfect as is and will be appreciated and treasured by the recipients. I’m glad you’re painting again - but even happier to Read you’re spending time with friends and family. While painting is therapeutic, it can also be an isolating activity. Its good you’re finding the balance. And I know your husband is constantly smiling down on you.
Cheers,
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Reply #9 on: November 06, 2017, 04:27:37 AM
 :thankyou: so much, Sharon.  :smitten: :smitten: :smitten: I'm continually engaged in intentionally seeking an appropriate rhythm for my new, changed life. While Lou was alive, he needed quite a lot of my attention, which I was happy to provide, of course, so I spent a lot of time at home with him--hence, more time for painting. I find now that I still need times for creative solitude, and I do not ever want to lose that. In our culture, I think it is too easy to become ensnared with busyness for its own sake.
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Reply #10 on: November 06, 2017, 05:52:57 AM
This is stunning Susan, I love the vibrant colors and beauty both physical and spiritual.  :clap: :clap: :clap:   Happy to see you here again.   :flowers:
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Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017, 02:25:56 PM
I understand what you mean about the busyness. I’ve had to train myself to not feel guilty for staying home and painting vs going out to all of the events. But there are times I do miss the companionship of working with others. Always good to find that balance.
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #12 on: November 08, 2017, 02:21:37 AM
: I find now that I still need times for creative solitude, and I do not ever want to lose that. In our culture, I think it is too easy to become ensnared with busyness for its own sake.
Missed your paintings, Bea Sue. You are saying something very wise about keeping busy. There are cultural differences for sure. I sometimes think, if keeping oneself busy (and productive) were not to be considered as a virtue in the industrial world, people would tend to be more social and not get lost in the anonymity of modern social structures.
Good to know that you are managing well inspite of the loss of your beloved husband.
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Reply #13 on: November 10, 2017, 05:33:08 AM
I'm sure the people who are lucky enough to get this card will appreciate it. Such a nice change from the more traditional Christmas themes.


 

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