My He(ART)-Full Life

Sunday, March 13, 2011

mish mash

(writing in my journal this afternoon)
This post is mish mash...full of random this and that. Today I was going through a box full of my journals/diaries/sketchbooks that went waaaay back to...when I was a teen! Yikes!! It was so interesting to see my growth through all of these years. I wrote about absolutely everything...through all the years of pain, isolation and desolation, of soul searching and mending...and nomadic living. Travels, joys, love, relationships, partings and beginnings...through marriage, deployments and "mammahood"...just everything. It was hilarious and sad all at you know what I mean? I still keep a journal up to this day and one day I hope to leave them to Tara...they hold pieces of my soul; a glimpse of who I am and where I have been. I strongly believe in the magic of's healing, therapeutic, plain old fun and a journey of discovery. Nowadays my journals are full of gratitude is really good, you know?

(work in progress-and my patchwork curtains!)
I managed to squeeze in some creative time this weekend...working on some backgrounds. Here is a current painting.. After I read through my journals I started thinking about how we are all in progress. Isn't it funny to look back at how we have grown and stretched and changed through the years? I mean, parts of us remain exactly the same and then other parts are completely demolished and built up in new ways. And we can choose how to build ourSELVES every step of the way...we get to choose! No matter what our circumstances are...we get to choose our attitudes and  our behaviour...pretty powerful stuff! 

(the view from my studio window)
My studio is almost all set up! Just a few more boxes to sort through and then I can set up a painting schedule. This is the amazing view from my studio window...isn't it gorgeous? The light is stunning simply pours through the house like liquid sunshine. So so lucky! Oh! pics of my studio coming soon plus all my completed DIY projects.
* On a sad note...I have been watching the disaster in Japan. To hear  these stories of  tragedy and loss is heartbreaking. Thoughts and prayers...


flyingbeader said...

WOW! That view is amazing...if I had that, I don't know if I could tear my eyes away to create. As for journals, I use to journal all the time when I was a teenager. I left them in box when I left home. When we moved into this house, my parents had me take all that stuff & bring it here. I found those journals that I'd written & were over 20 years old. I looked at a few & saw such angst & teenage pain, that I burned them. That wasn't me anymore, and I was really afraid to read them. So as they all went up in ashes all that pain left me.

SooZeQue said...

I'm sure you're having fun going thru all the boxes. Christmas in March! I use to journal a little, but unfortunately I would write about the sad/mad/bad things that were going on and when I'd find them later and reread them it just upset me and brought up too many bad memories so I quit doing it. I do look at my art and see the growth so I guess that is enough for me. So glad you are enjoying all the views and new space to create, create, create in.

scrapwordsmom said...

You sound so very happy!! Love that about you:)

What fun to set up a new studio:) I always enjoy sifting through my stash.

And that view is stunning!!

We are focusing on our Art Journals all week with the creative Challenge. Love that you posted this!! I am gonna share on FB.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet soraya, it's always very inspiring when i find my old journals/diaries/sketchbooks. :) Your's must be too! So happy that your studio is coming along and that view from the window is amazing! Loving your work in's looking beautiful! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!

kelly said...

I really need to make a bigger commitment to journaling. I have bits and pieces of things written all over the place. I like what you said about making choices...that's been on my mind a lot lately.
Beautiful view! :)

Wini said...

Hi Soraya, your studio looks great, and I love the curtain! The view from your window is stunning and so peaceful! I also have many diaries and journals. I always feel embarrassed to read them but agree its interesting to see the growth. So great to hear that life is good for you now. I'm really happy for you!! Wini xo