Tuesday, July 22, 2014
AT THE ZOO
"AT THE ZOO!"
16x20" oil on heavyweight canvas
Wow! I worked! I'm fortunate to have had a donation piece to finish, not really sure I would have ventured back into the studio had that not been the case. Still have a few things to fix, they never seem to be noticeable until I snap the painting for posting etc., but it's a good way to see it from a different point of view.
This was done on Blick's heavyweight canvas and I just love the finish it gives the paint. I decided to just keep working and see what happens. I have begun to meditate and sage the studio before I go in to remove any negative energy I have stored up in there. I set the intent to enjoy painting and be grateful for the ability to do so and to stop acting like a spoiled little brat, folding my arms, stomping my feet, demanding things go the way I wanted. I think I needed to do that for a bit, get it out of my system and take responsibility for how I felt and behaved, so in retrospect, the "intermission", if indeed it is over was/is a good thing. And it's just lovely to feel like painting again. Really lovely.
So...how is everyone doing? Hope your summers are going well. Still in a tiny bit of a funk here, but feeling much, much better. For a while there I became a right slug. Seriously! I even imagined myself leaving one of those little mucus trails as I dragged my slimy tubular bum from one room to another, heavy sighing all the way.
That's a tad graphic.
I read. A lot. It's astounding how many books are available on how to raise one's consciousness...and I believe I have the bulk of them on my iPad! How handy is that little critter? All those books and magazines, at my fingertips, any time I want! Sometimes I feel as though I'm in an episode of Star Trek! Beam me up Tim!
It so funny. Back in the day...say the 60's... when future from the book "1984" seemed so threatening, we imagined by 2014 we'd be gliding through the skies in our jet propelled rides. It's so much more subtler than that. It's all in electronics...soon, it seems, we really will be able to beam ourselves up. I remember when it felt like cheating for the kids to use calculators in math class!
Anyway, back to being a slug and what that was like. It sucked. Feeling better really IS my responsibility, damnit! I've been preaching that fact for the last two years, now I think I've finally accepted it. And so I'm doing things that make me feel good. Simple. And it works!
I'm swimming in books on the afterlife, mediums and the metaphysical. One book.."The Conscious Universe, The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena" by Dean I. Radin Ph.D, states that much like denying the possibility that the earth actually traveled around the sun back in the day, the scientific community ain't havin' any of this psychic stuff. Despite proof, consistency and not being able to explain away the unexplainable, no one wants to own up to the fact that everything is very, very, very far from what it seems or what we have come to believe. Fascinating stuff!
So, I'm feeling much better, plan to work more consistently and again, I so appreciate your concern and caring. Time to fully embrace Tim's constant presence and be grateful for all I have on a more consistent basis and to be happy!
Hope to be posting again real soon. Thank you for stopping by!
Posted by suzanneberry at 12:38 PM
Your visits to my blog and the comments you leave here are an integral part of my creative process. They are helpful, supportive and well, let's face it, they feel really good! If I don't thank you personally, please allow me to thank you in advance for taking the time to stop by and leave your thoughts, they mean so much!
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Hi, Suz! Hi, Suz! HI, Suz! So glad you are feeling better and are painting! Wow, did I ever miss you! O' happy day!ReplyDelete
Hi Suz, great work! And I'm glad to see you back into your painting, as I was a bit concerned. But then you've been posting monthly still, which is better than I've been doing lately for sure. What is a donation piece, if I may ask? Just unfamiliar with that term, though maybe I should know what that is by now perhaps. Having surgery over here, and it's coming up a week from Thurs., so if you still want me out there, it might have to either be very soon or wait for some weeks until I've recovered, but talk soon anyway perhaps my friend! And all the best to you too on the metaphysical reading. Looking forward to comparing notes with you on that as well, and lots of love to you too.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you're back. I've missed you. Life can only go at the pace it has planned for you, so embrace it, both good and bad.ReplyDelete
And what a delightful little soul you've created in this painting. And that hair, you did a great job on what can be very difficult.
Very nice painting..I love the blick canvases too!ReplyDelete
So good to see you! And what a beautiful painting! Love the expression!
Were glad the funk has moved off to the side now, and hope it stays there!
Your flapping your wings,, and that is soo good!
what a wonderful painting...just exquisite! glad you are back!ReplyDelete
Well I was only thinking about you the other day, and then again last night, wondering where you had got to! I was going to email and ask if you needed any help climbing out of a black hole - but it looks like you did it by yourself! I'm so glad - You have far too much talent not to use it as much as possible! This really is a fantastic painting... Please keep at it now and don't stop! :0)ReplyDelete
I have been thinking of you, Suz. I suspected you were in a bit of a downturn but sometimes for me it is better to be quiet. I cannot know how you are feeling and there are no words available to change that course...at least not from me. But sometimes these down times are good when we learn from them.ReplyDelete
This painting is fabulous and I see no need for tweaks; really a gorgeous one!
Oh Suzanne...!!!! What a fantastic portrait...She's beautiful...so realistic! Your talent is so amazing and I'm so happy you're back! Smiles are on all our faces, my friend!!ReplyDelete
Leave it to you to come out of your cocoon and paint a slammin' piece! Sweet, adorable... perfect! I know what you mean about not really 'seeing' it till you snap that photo - odd, isn't it? I love that you share your books. One that comforted me when I lost someone I loved was "The Eagle And The Rose". Bizarre to some, but I sunk right in to it. I think of you often. You are never really alone. Embrace the slugginess when you need to. It's part of healing.ReplyDelete
Been missing you!ReplyDelete
So glad you're feeling less slug-like!ReplyDelete
The painting is lovely. His little mouth is exquisite, and I know just what you mean about taking a photo and "then" seeing where more work needs to be done.
OMG!!! She is adorable!!! Look at those cheeks! Brilliant work, even for a slug, slime and all. I'm sure we all have slug-days, at least I know I do. even slug-weeks. It's OK. I am just glad you have removed the slime, and are back painting. Great to have you back, Gunkie!!!ReplyDelete
So true about seeing it on the computer, but love it! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
What a cutie pie, Suz, this is a wonderful painting. We all miss so much when you don't post. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Suz, love this one. What a cutie pie. We miss so much when you don't post. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
So happy to have you back! Missed you!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous. I love this. I just sat looking at it going Wow. I heard a fellow on Colbert I think saying he didn't believe in heaven, but he liked the idea of it, so now he'd decided to believe in it because it felt better. There are so many things that are hard to explain. My mother died last fall, and in an inexplicable way I am sure my garden is filled with poppies for the first time in 10 years, because she knew I loved them. Don't know -- but they do make me happy -- as does your art and your thoughtful writing. XOXOXOXOXO BarbaraReplyDelete
So beautiful. That face! There are some thoughts I'd love to know.ReplyDelete
Good morning Suz!... Simply put... "You"... have been much on my for a very long time. That fact surfaced ... from out of no where in my recent blog entry. Perhaps this blog was reaching out to you.ReplyDelete
We all have our demons to bear Suz. And it is our sole... soul (both work I think) responsibility to pony up the courage to get back in the saddle again... and ride.
Your painting... as is the case with my own... is your horse Suz. Saddle up Gal! Ride hard to those special places within... where memories rule and guide your brush.
Good Painting!... and ridin'
Beautiful, Suzanne! So glad you are painting again and feeling better. You are such an inspiration!ReplyDelete
The painting is beautiful and so is your soul.ReplyDelete
Glad you are back creating magic with your brush.
Fantastic painting!! Glad to hear you are feeling better and getting back to painting..the world needs beautiful work like this:)ReplyDelete
What an absolutely beautiful painting, Suzanne! I especially like the way you did the hair.ReplyDelete
Glad you're back : ) The world is a mystery. Can't wait to see what your next painting will be. I love your work. Hugs.ReplyDelete
I love reading your words, Suzanne, and looking at your images, and sharing your thoughts ! So generous to share your talents with all of us. I feel like we know Tim, too.... such a great writer you are !ReplyDelete