Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sentiments Of A Southern Artist: "Pursuits Of Happiness"


I was reminded this morning of "new beginnings". The reverberating stir of crisp autumn leaves outside my bedroom window. The delightfulness and full-heart I've felt since being back at the easel for the past two weeks. 


This is a time of "certainty" for me.  I've been simplifying my world of late, freeing up time for myself.  Time for my art.  Time with no exceptions.  No compromises.


I've concluded that sometimes it's important to be responsible to yourself.  To lift yourself off the bystander-bench.  To care about the “you” that so few really get to see.  The “you” that is allowed freedom only on rare occasions.   The “you” that only God knows most intimately.


                                                      

4 comments:

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Beautiful Terri. I am so happy to hear you are making time for yourself with no exceptions! YAY! ♥ Jennifer

priti.lisa said...

Beautifully said, Terri!
I am happy to see the lamb study
turn into a series of wonderful paintings.
I love the old-timey feel of these works.

I think I have read every historical fiction novel and quite a few text-type books on the Tuders...I was obsessed for quite a while :)

Love to you Sweetie :)

Kelly Berkey said...

so love that we are both making time for art. being more at the easel than my computer has truly calmed my soul. i know it's done the same for you. love and hugs and friendship is always being sent your way! xo

Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

Oh, darling Terri, the most important thing in this life it's to take time for ourselves... If we do not do it, we are not able to give happiness for anyone.

Love and Hugs,
Diana