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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Missing You

I've been gone awhile, at least it feels like it. Each day is so filled that I haven't had time to come here. Usually I feel free to blather on about everything but working on this book has taken over most of my brain and yet I don't feel I can talk about that. Yet. This is the time for deep work and concentration. Some days that's easy and some days it's imposserous.

Rice Freeman-Zachery, the author of this wonderful book, interviewed me recently for a podcast that you can listen to here. Her book is one I wish I'd owned back when I started painting and selling my work as it deals with the logistics of fitting art into a busy life. I just listened to the podcast for the first time and while it is always odd listening to myself talking, it is an informal discussion of many subjects of interest to artists and journal writers in particular.

Since my older sister arrives here in a day or so for the week of Thanksgiving, I expect I may be a little scarce (again) for awhile.

Plus my cranky old computer needs replacing and I really cringe at the thought of the learning curve associated with a new one. My old one does everything so effortlessly except navigating online. My operating system is 10.2.8 so if any of you out there are geeks you know that puts me in medieval times.

I think on Monday I am going computer shopping so there will be a little down time involved to celebrate the holiday and get the new computer up and running. Wish me luck~ and I'll be back soon.

20 comments:

~Barb~ said...

You have been missed but it's good to have you check in and share a little art (which is gorgeous, as always) and to let us know you're alive and well. Take care, write when you can and keep on creating!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~
Craft Therapy

lilasvb said...

i like your missing pages, i know how does it feel to miss, miss someone, miss ourselfes, miss of power for be strong enough
thanks for your journal

dosfishes said...

Thanks for being just so genuine. Listening to you I felt like I was back at Squam in your class again.

"Through the journal" was the phrase that struck me most and one I will ponder for quite a while.

Hugs,

Corrine

peshe said...

you, rice and a few other favorite 'art' bloggers are carrying me thru diagnosis and treatment for cancer. doesn't matter when you make an entry. each speak to me. whispers. reminders. there's is life beyond 'cancer. your dilemmas and 'everydays', portraits of hope. i look forward to reading about family and thanksgiving.

namaste

noye studios said...

beautiful. i love your pages. the first is my favorite, but then again, i'm such a Pink-Girl

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh, it is so good to see your pages and "hear" your words. It sounds like the creative muses have you in overdrive - go with it and enjoy it !
I hope you have a sweet time with your sister and the rest of you gang at Thanksgiving. So much to be thankful for, right ? Big Pink Unicorn hugs !

Lynn said...

love your pages...love being inspired by your work...enjoy your holiday...happy happy life!

femminismo said...

Yes, you have been missed. I have been out of the loop myself, wondering whether to continue trying to do everything or only do "some." I feel ready to turn away from the busy world and concentrate on only the barest minimum of blogging so I might work with my hands!

Candace said...

How wonderful this is and your voice is exactly what I had imagined. I have a good imagination, so relax!
Excellent imagery and journaling, Judy, and the interview is a wonderful well of wonderment.
miss you too...
Candace

anna maria said...

What a happy little horse or unicorn. I think you can ride him into whichever new places you choose to go!

iHanna said...

Good luck with the new computer - it can be a fun and new adventure if it goes well and not becomes a problem. We'll wait for ya to come back again! Love your journal pages, and the podcast is great!

Ro Bruhn said...

Great to here your voice, something I look forward to in March. Your journal pages as ever are wonderful. Good luck with your new computer, are you Mac or pc?

guy said...

My suggestion for the transition to a new upgraded but fully functioning computer is to get yourself a tech person who can take you there. I think I remember that you always try to do all of this yourself. Sweetheart,don't go there this time.

Call if you need more encouragement. Have a great holiday with your lovely family and sis.
Guy

guy said...

One more thing. I want to do some of that watercolor then drawing stuff sometime with you!
Guy

JenNIFER WHITE said...

Hmmm... thinking Friday may bring some good deals on computers for you considering it's Black Friday.

Sharyn said...

Loved hearing your voice again. Enjoy your art, your family and the holiday. They all rush by too quickly.

Carrying the lessons learned-Sharyn

Leslie said...

Wanting to say 'hi,' but must keep moving to see your video.

Beautiful work, as always!

Happy Happy!

Lynda said...

Hix
just listened to an interview you did with Stephie Lee. Oh my goodness it was like listening tomyelf. Weird as it may sound it was like listening to my spiritual sister..same ideas,sense of humour , views on life and breaking rules. I promise l am not a stalker!ha. I journal and till recently never knew other people did it. that was until l met the art community in the `Bahamas, where l was living at the time. Oh my goodness..there are people like me l thought. Who live for thereir art, journal everything and just must try everything. i am so glad l found your work. Sorry l am going on arnt l?.just so excited to meet like minded artists.lynda

La Dolce Vita said...

I am off to check out your interview. good luck on the computer, I adore my new mac!

gina armfield said...

I love this piece it is so whimsical and lovely at the same time and on another note - you will love your imac - I am an apple lover from way back and would never get anything else ;)