Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cre8Tiva Returns...

I am a little bummed that i am missing salon in chicago this year...i just could not manage to make it happen...but a load of hugs and good wished are streaming from me to the other members...i miss you terribly...and i trust that vic will run the dance committee with aplomb without me...if you are near chicago this weekend, stop by and see the talent of the best of the best in the world in the decorative painting industry...tell 'em i said , "hi"... it is open to public May 22-25 at the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, 1905 Sequoia, Aurora, IL...

Geesh...I am so sorry that I seem to have lost track of myself and my mission with this blog of late...i've been alternating between waves of humility and gratitude, with a good dose of self-pity attributable to fear, fatigue and frustration....after my half-hearted weekend pity party, i am happy to report that i am doing much better...it is a new day, a new attitude...and a new me (well, it's the old me with a lot more life lessons under her belt)...

i am most grateful for all the concerned e-mails and phone calls from readers...i will not be able to respond individually for some time, but please be assured that I am doing well spiritually again...a long sunrise walk on the beach this morning with my trusty companion sir chancelot was remarkably healing...i am not fully recovered, but have donned my big girl panties and found the strength necessary....a big hug to each of you...

Cre8Tiva sat quietly while i did what i had to do to survive...she made herself known this weekend...we were able to produce a great piece of art this past few days...it was one that had been stirring around in Cre8Tiva's right brain for some time...we painted intuitively...i think she is amazing...her eyes especially...

"flowers in her hair" 2008, acrylic on canvas 11' x 14" 
#1 in my Mermaid Portraits Series...

close up

let me know what you think...she is going to be the first piece in my etsy shoppe....i know that i promised it would be open in April, but i was a little sidetracked...

drawing and under painting

in process...the middle is not always the end!!!

hey that's a great new motto for me..."the middle is not always the end"...the journey continues...


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13 comments:

qualcosa di bello said...

hahahahah!!! i am laughing over the 'big girl panties' thing... i say that to my daughters (& even to myself) sometimes.

i cannot help but think that the beautiful blooming girl is you! just gorgeous...

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I can't grab your email address because of a pop up blocker...will you write me? pcovington270@bellsouth.net

Naturegirl said...

Rebecca I am so happy that you stopped by my post dedicated to a fellow artist who is going through such a terrible loss.
In reading your last post you have been through the wringer to say the least!I pleased to see that the paint brush has been a good diversion.She's beautiful!
Wishing you encouragement sunshine and inspiration as you go forward.
missed you and hugs big ones anna xo

Counting Your Blessings said...

Only God gives spiritual healing - all the rest is just a bandaid. I'm so sorry to read all that you've been going through. This is the first that I've been by in a while. I'm praying with you. Blessings... Polly

rochambeau said...

The things you speak about are all part of this life. After going through a rough time, to be able to find joy again and again is a blessing. Glad to hear you're feeling better and back on board Rebecca! Your new work is beautiful.

xo
Constance

Swirly said...

Catching up on your most recent entries here...

I had lunch with a good friend this week and we talked about these times in people's lives, when it feels like our world is falling apart. My friend is beginning to embrace the idea that these times, difficult as they are, can also be times of great excitement because there is so much opportunity for growth, change and wisdom. Not to put an overly rosy glow on things, and I realize it is naive to think we can feel downright happy when the circumstances of our life are so challenging, but deep down there is that glimmer of a stronger future self...she is waiting for you, and you'll find her. Thinking of you.

Jeanette Janson said...

She is lovely, Rebecca. Glad to hear you are doing better.
Jeanette

Lisa S. Oceandreamer said...

I am so happy the muse has entered your heart. I truly feel your strength/faith/outlook is going to see you through this trial by fire. You will be like the phoenix and we will see the brilliance that comes from your rise!
Sorry I didn't leave my number, I will call again!
Thinking of you.
XOXOXO

Scarlet said...

You've been saving it all up and now this, the beauty of the mermaids...the flowers, the eyes, the promise. Great job! It's so good to see you back.

andrea said...

It is great to visit again after so long and I enjoyed seeing yuor process!

Sherry/Cherie said...

Rebecca, this is what life is like. It is never a straight line, it curves and dips and branches out at the fork in the road...the journey is a surprise, every step of the way. Glad to see that Cre8tiva has been keeping busy!! ♥

Kari & Kijsa said...

So glad you are doing better! You are such a positive person and truly creative...a new path will open up!

Have a blessed weekend!

smiles, kari & kijsa

suze said...

She is beautiful,Rebecca! I am so glad you are feeling better and have come back to your art. We missed you.
xo suze

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