Artistic Musings

I’ve been away from my blog for almost three weeks now. I have missed it, but sometimes life just gets in the way, in good ways and bad. I’m throwing this out because it’s a subject that can affect any/all of us as artists. Without going into details, I have recently had a major loss in my life. My art is my calm, my solace, my escape-it’s good for my soul. But, as much as I have tried to paint lately, I have been unsuccessful in turning out anything I felt was acceptable. It’s been very frustrating and is adding to my struggle with acceptance and healing. Apparently the pain of loss is getting in the way of the very thing that usually helps me to cope with the ups and downs of everyday life and perhaps only time will help. I’m not giving up – I am an artist! So please don’t give up on me.

On a lighter, happier note, I have also been very busy with the Spokane Watercolor Society elections (I’m now the president-elect) and our only fundraiser for the year. And the happiest event-a short visit from my daughter and 3-year-old grandson who live on the other side of the country. I miss them all the time and I cherish any time I am able to spend with them!

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       Three generations                         My table of work at SWS fundraiser

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2 Responses to Artistic Musings

  1. jeanne wallace says:

    Elaine, it was good seeing your message this AM. I’m sorry for the loss you are experiencing, and hoping that your art continues to help you heal.

    You must be so happy to see your daughter and grandson. He is so cute! I’m sure you are having a blast with them.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jeanne

  2. jeanne wallace says:

    Elaine,

    Forgot to tell you – your paintings on the table are wonderful. I’m sorry I was unable to attend the Arts Festival. Missed seeing your baskets full of goodies as well. J

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