July 22, 2011

Comfort

I'm strumming fingers waiting on my slow computer.  I'm not angry.  I know how it is to try to process loads of information with little time to do it.  I feel as though I've been in overdrive for the last three months.  Next week my kids are going to a little thing my Mom calls, Cousin Camp.  They go on field trips, make art, and eat amazing meals.  My Mom designates a day per kid (fortunately there's only five grandkids) to pick what they want for breakfast, lunch and supper.  She has it all ready when they arrive. Yes, I know--it's amazing.  I did NOT inherit her genes of cooking or organization.  I think it skipped right over me and onto my daughters.

But what that means for me, is one week of quiet to process my thoughts.  Raging thoughts full of loss, hope and meaning.  I'm warily looking forward to it.  I'll miss my kids but I know I need solitude.

I created the above painting for a Pastor friend. There's something about it that's comforting to me; I hope it will be for you too.

26 comments :

  1. i like this painting!
    your mom is incredible..enjoy your time...paint, relax..you don't have to make any meals!!!!
    take naps!
    ooh i'm very excited for you:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your painting is sweet, yes comforting - your mom sounds amazing you are lucky to have her. it sounds as if you need a little solitude to process things, some time to be alone with raw feelings and sit with what is for awhile.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love this painting, yep it is comforting, and oh what a wonderful week yer gonna have, paint,paint paint my friend!!!!I can relate to the slow internet. Hughes net keeps going out on us and it did this morning, I almost missed the party! Happy PPF!Deb

    ReplyDelete
  4. i always love your unique faces.
    make me smile, you should have your own line of greeting cards!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I definitely get "comfort" from this painting- great job!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

    ReplyDelete
  6. Cousin Camp sounds absolutely amazing. Kudos to your mom for having the patience to do such a cool thing for her grandkids! I remember my grandma used to take us grandkids shopping - that was always a fun time.

    Enjoy your week of solitude. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your work is splendid! Cousin Camp sounds too fun! I hope that you will take that ALONE TIME (is what I call my mommy breaks) and just enjoy it and allow your spirit to be refreshed and inspired to paint! Create! Write! HAPPY PPF!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the expression on her face, perfect!! Happy PPF x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow your mother is an amazing woman. Enjoy your free time. Loving your painting. Annette x

    ReplyDelete
  10. I like your painting, very inspiring. Enjoy your time alone and it sounds like your mom is an amazing woman. Have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is lovely, so whimsical. She looks like she is trying to pretend she didn't just break something! Hope you enjoy your week of solitude to get your creative juices flowing.

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a blessing for you! Have some wonderful solitude. The artwork is beautiful.

    I am craving solitude, but unfortunately my husband is digging up the whole backyard and building a huge retaining wall, so that means I'm on kid duty. I'm determined to enjoy it, though! Count my blessings. *sigh*

    Have a wonderful week!

    Amy :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I like the excitement and anticipation(?) in her eyes! It looks like it was also a very good journal page for you too with all those hidden words.
    Lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love your work ~ colorful, creative, and original ~ well done ~ thanks ^_^


    New to PPF ~ Come visit ~ Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ thanks ~ enjoy the weekend ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a neat piece... there's something about it that brings me back to childhood.. I think it's the eyes on the girl. That's what's comforting!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wishing you a week full of peace and healing... Hoping that your wonderful art helps too.

    I love the way you've incorporated your text into this painting :)

    Sending big hugs your way...

    xo
    Kristin

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love her whimsical face & the journaling in the background is great. I love the way it looks. And...wow, someone needs to start cousin camp in my family. :) Enjoy your week of quiet.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love your painting. Also I want to go to Cousin Camp, sounds like so much fun.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I like the painting very much, she looks like an interesting character!
    Cousin Camp who wouldn't love that, it sounds fab.
    Maggie @ Normandy Life

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a wonderful expression she has! Cousin camp sounds like a real treat for the kids and for you. Your mom is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your painting is wonderful. We all need time alone to sort out thoughts that are good and bad....make that time count..it'll surely be good for you. I'm visiting for Pink Saturday.

    Pink Sparkles,
    Stephanie Suzanne ♥

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love the painting! It's beautiful and sweet. And I WANT COUSIN CAMP! That sounds incredible.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I could hug your mom, you know that?
    Enjoy your alone time, Catherine.

    (How was HP? I haven't seen it yet! I know, horrible of me! But I will Friday.)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love the wonderfully soft and calming colors you used. Very comforting indeed! Sorry so late with my comments! :-)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your visit. I love hearing from you and dearly appreciate your comment!