Monday, April 19, 2010

Rhythm of Life

Ah, yes, it has been over a month since my last post. Mom spent 8 days in the hospital and ended up having a stint installed in a collapsed vein in her heart. The week following her discharge she was tired and weak of course and hardly wanted to leave her room. I am happy to say the last few weeks of her visit we were finally able to relax and spend some quality time together. Although we did not get into making journals as we hoped (except for one I gave her to keep up with all her meds), I was able to share some of my painting methods and she showed me her bead and jewelery making skills. We had a couple of nice sunny days that she sat in my yard and talked to me while I tackled all the weeds that seemed to have appeared from nowhere. She is back home safe and sound and I miss her already. The first 3 days after her flight, I finished tackling the weeds and doing some late spring cleaning and now I am finally getting back to art - hooray!
As in life, it is important to find rhythm in and when we tackle creative pursuits. My sister wrote a compelling article about rhythm as it pertains to the written word in her blog here.

Painters Way To Rhythm

Now I am off to find my muse and get my rhythm back.