My He(ART)-Full Life



Sunday, March 3, 2013

showing up (even when I don't feel like it)

This past week has been one huge blur. I am exhausted, burnt out and...pretty much existing on fumes. I have e-mails and phone calls I need to get to but...just too tired to think.  Too many late nights in my studio, getting up super early, a sore throat and general yuckiness turned flu, and keeping up with a very active 4 year old! The weather here has been strange and volatile...blizzard one day and almost summer the next!! There's so much I want to share, so much I want to write...but tonight I can't be profound or interesting or ...Still...I think it's important to show up...even when I don't feel like it:) I have been sketching, writing, reading, painting...(+ sleeping)...

I found this gorgeous glittery paper heart outside Tara's school last week...love the beauty, the message, the gift.

And this is the absolute hilight of my week...my sweet, beautiful, growing up too fast girl. Fun + sassy, articulate and poised one minute and still mommy's little girl the next...full of drama and smiles and mischief (can't you tell??). And that's been the past week over here...be back soon. xxx

2 comments:

singingbirdartist said...

like nina simone sang, sometimes it bes that way...and thanks for sharing so honestly ;)
i think too, sometimes after a lot of affirmation (a feminist art paper on you!) some energy gets taken up processing the good stuff - just like it would for the bad, but we expect the good to be easy - and a few duvet days are needed. but mums find it super hard to get that space...
btw tara looks so lovely in that photo, you are doing such a great job ;)

patty said...

Tara looks amazing and so mature! And, yes, showing up... there is much to be said for that!! Hope you are feeling better by now!