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Sunday, April 04, 2010

El Viaje


This is the first page in my new journal. Pisces on a journey, rich and strange. Not to a geographic place but to a place inside the body and mind; a balancing act of confidence and humility. A new place.


Jen came to visit on Friday and we painted all day together. She had given me an unpainted wooden triptych some weeks ago so I decided that was what I wanted to paint. This is the outside. I think of it as a moon viewing panel; what we see when we gaze inside and outside.


This is the triptych opened up. She is very insignificant in her boat now; waiting quietly.


Today our family gathers for an Easter celebration while Easter, the spring equinox and the 7th Day of Passover are celebrated by friends in other places. Our weather is dreary in Portland but our hearts are joyful for the coming season; it's always beautiful to watch the earth renew herself with stunning strength and energy. The baby goats are clicking up their heels and we're remembering all the Easters past when we hid eggs and made baskets. 

Thank you for all your well wishes. I've taken a little break from answering emails but I've found myself strengthened by the ones sent to me. Thank you and all joy and love to you on this promising, beautiful day. Namaste.

28 comments:

La Poeta said...

I like your first page, but it should say: "El Viaje."
Namaste.
Christina.

femminismo said...

Overwhelmed, as always, by the beauty of your painting. The woman is lovely and your journal page colors are perfect. It has been a bit dreary here in our area, hasn't it? But the renewal of the earth is perfection, and it is strong and gives us hope. And that's always the thing we need most of all.

Blenda said...

Who could say it better than you? Happy Easter! I'm from the Portland area also and woke up to the same dreariness outside, but reading your blog has given me a fresh outlook for the day! Thanks for the inspiration.

Judy Wise said...

Thank you Christina!! I fixed it through the magic of Photoshop! (now to go fix it in my journal - lol)

Janine said...

What a wonderful piece of artwork that triptic is fabulous!

Cindy Woods O'Leary said...

Judy, your words and art bring me hope--thank you for sharing your soul with us. I'm glad you're taking a break and taking care of YOu; been thinking about you SO much. xoxo

Ocean Lotus said...

good thoughts for you tomorrow - good health as well - be well

Kim Mailhot said...

Happy Spring, Beautiful One. Your new journal is off to an amazing start- the voyage is sure to be equally amazing.
Keeping a vision of your heart surrounded with love in my mind and my own heart.
Big Love to you, Judy !

Lynn said...

I look forward to watching your new journey take off.
Your art continues to please my eyes no end.
Holiday hugs from me.

Ro Bruhn said...

Beautiful work, may your journey be filled with joy and hope, thinking of you and sending love.

lynda howells said...

i adore your first page in your new journal. as usual outstanding Judyxx I also loved what you have done with the other piece of Art. you give us all such amazing inspiration..hope you are feeling better, the gift l have for you is almost finished..but don't hold your breath to much!Hax Still working round ill husband but he is getting better but life still a bit stressedxxlove to you and your familyxxlynda
ps.Happer easter, passover and anything else you are celebrating!xx

katie said...

referring to our recent exchange about how the process of our artmaking and painting mirrors our connection with self... of course i can't know your process but these inspiring paintings and artworks speak volumes about the beautiful grace of your journey between body, spirit, and soul.

Carol said...

Love and prayers to you as you recover from your surgery....

rebecca said...

you move me in ways no words can express.
i am
holding you in my heart...wrapped in strong bold love that has been tempered by a long long life in the boat of uncertainty.
hold strong.
you are in sacred company.
xoxoxoxox,
rebecca

Stephanie Lee said...

There you are in that boat. The breeze sings a gentle song to you while all the arms of all the people who love you tenderly rock you in peace. You thought it was an endless ocean, but really it is us. All of us...the countless souls who love, need, and cherish you - past and present.
There is no room in my heart today for doubt. I will not take one breath of fear. I have cleared all the cobwebs from every corner to make room for the strength, faith and love that will fit. I will send it all to you and your beloved companion.

Irene said...

Sending love and prayers your way as you take yet another journey. Wish I could go with you. :-)

Pilgrim of the moon said...

your pictures and your words always touch my soul. Thanks Judy

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Love the first page, but also REALLY love the triptych. I've been wanting to do one for awhile, but have been stumped.

Joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

And so it goes... said...

gorgeous tryptic & journal page!here's to perfect surgery & happy healing...

risa said...

Beautiful triptych. Thinking of you on your journey and wishing you well.

rebecca said...

your shrine lifts my heart.
in a quiet moment come, allow christine's offering to lift yours.
she is my featured artist today and i know this will take you places you will want to go.
xoxoxoxox,
rebecca

lynne h said...

judy, i have been thinking about you so much... sending love... these pieces *feel* like they're coming from a new place... xoxo

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Add one more to the sea of those thinking of you and sending healing, light filled thoughts. The goodness and mischief that fill your spirit will work their wonders throughout. In love and light, Chris

Marit said...

I so love your drawings and paintings... It's always a pleasure to visit your blog! Thanks for the beautifulness (is that a word?) again!!!

oneartistjournal said...

Beautiful first page of your new journal and the triptic, is truly impressive.
Buen viaje to you.
XOXOrly

Suzanna said...

Hi Judy,
First saw your art in Artful Blogging and now a huge fan. Absolutely love the depth of expression in the women you paint. Brightest new Blessings for you new journey. Namaste.
Suzanna

Seth said...

What a beautiful triptych. Wonderful!

jetfuellines said...

Even in your sickness, your words strengthen me. Thank you for sharing. I love you and am praying for you. Be well!
Jess