Thursday, May 28, 2009

Just the same as me...


I still feel on a daily basis that I’m constantly, having to use my swimming cap and then my wings (sinking and floating). I worry about the future and what it holds for me, and my family. Things that are out of my control still terrify me and I am finding it hard to just let go and see what happens... with my art and my life.

BUT I know it will pass and as I read peoples stories here… I am comforted in knowing there are others just the same as me. I realise that these stories of worry, sorrow, joy, happiness and just their everydayness are not for us alone, they are for us to share and give courage, understanding and wisdom to each other.

I guess you can’t help but use your wings when you have a friend beside you… whether that friend is right with you in person, in spirit or imaginary (hello January) it sure helps.

On a lighter note… I am enjoying the changing colours of the leaves at the moment. Our ginkgo tree out the front has only a few bright yellow leaves left and the wind has swept quite a few huge brown ones under our new gate. I love it when fallen leaves come to visit.

11 comments:

lilylovekin said...

It is weird to know you are experiencing fall when we are going through such a lovely spring. I've spent many years of my life worrying about things also and I must say that worry works because 90% of what I worried about never happened!!! But I understand how you feel and know how exhausting it is to live with worry. Know there are those who do understand.

Brenda said...

Your sink or swim philosophying really resonates with me, though with me I feel it is more one step forward two steps backward. Loving your swim caps and wings girls.

Carine b said...

Your words really touched me and really are"same as me" too,those two girls are really romantic and i must say that "worry" suits you well,have a good week and let's go!!

Tara said...

I love this one too! Your paintings are so gentle.

Thanks for the comments! My cousins live in Auckland. :o)

Silke said...

I know just how you feel with that constant feeling of sinking or floating. I, too, am a worrywart and sometimes am amazed by how much time I can spend (waste) fretting about things that never come to pass. And, like you, I find such comfort and encouragement in this blogging community! Your painting is wonderful as ever! And I am glad you are enjoying fall in your part of the world. Hugs, Silke

Julia said...

I honestly feel the same way you do, every day... and I am 52, and still haven't begun to let go and really relax that things will be alright... even though things have worked out to be alright in the end, year after year after year....smile, it seems to work for a minute for me...xx

trudette, said...

I am glad I found your Blog , I have fallen in love with your art straight away.
Will be following you for sure from now on !

Flor Larios Art said...

Your paintings are so sweet and delicate. Love your twins angels!

terri said...

katherine,

my, your work has changed so dramatically since i last visited here...much softer somehow. thanks for visiting over at my place. i haven't been able to spend much time in blogland, but i was happy to hear your voice. :)

justagirl said...

Thanks so much for all your comments and understanding.
x

Erin said...

Hi Katherine,

What a gorgeous piece this is, oh my I LOVE those swimming caps (and all the meaning they hold). I hope you are having a good week and keeping warm. Thanks so much for your comments - so thrilled you like Susannah's calendar, isn't it gorgeous? I hope you enjoy having a browse through her work.
Take care,
Erin