wabi sabi

a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
a beauty of things unconventional.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Self Portrait Friday...Feeling a Little Lost

I am feeling a bit lost lately. I came away from An Artful Journey with my heart wide open and belief in possibilities. I was part of a wonderful creative inspiring tribe of creative souls. I found the words to say I AM AN ARTIST and to say them out loud! (and to believe it) The past few months life as it is prone to due has been a bit crazy and I have lost my way a bit. It is still there swirling around in my mind. Paintings that need to be painted and jewelry that needs to be made. It is all there just waiting. The very good news is that life is calming down for the moment and it is time to regroup and find my way again. My son is settling into his new little home with his cats and creating his own new life here. That means I get my studio back! I am spending today reorganizing and shuffling rooms so I have studio space and my husband has office space. I am ready to spend time in my studio being creative, making art, and finding my way again.

Let the beauty you love be what you do

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Enjoy your "shuffle" and recreate your space, it will be fun!!!

  2. It is good to hear that you are reconnecting with those feelings you had at an artful journey. It was a beautiful time. Don't be too hard on yourself your life has been busy full of moving and all kinds of action, it sounds like things are settling down.

  3. Hi there, I love your Rumi quote and what you are saying in this post too. Life, art, creativity - all of it is such a journey with its ebbs and flows and finding our way continuously.

    I would love to find out what An Artful Journey is, I haven't heard of this before.

    Also, I run experimental art e-courses if you want to join an on-line group for some creative arting together at any point - hope you don't mind me mentioning it :)

    Anyhow, I relate to your sentiments so very much. Life has been quite tough recently, yet if it wasn't for art I think I would go quite crazy sometimes!

    Oh and the wabi sabi is so very much what I need to practice too :)

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. Once you get your studio space, Lindy, you'll feel so much more grounded! Transitions can be tough, but we need them to grow and to learn balance.

    Loved the quote and really loved the photo. Great metaphor...and see? You are being creative!!

  5. hi dear lindy...
    i am soooo understanding how you feel at the moment.
    i have been in a bit of a fog as well.
    just know that you aren.t alone and that
    this too shall pass.
    i agree with sweet gwynnie...we need transitions to grow and learn balance.
    just keep smiling.
    you are wonderful.

  6. I remember the very first art retreat I went to. There was so much inspiration swirling around. I left feeling hopeful and excited to create. But when I got home I was lost. I wasn't sure how to transition from all the creative juicyness flowing around me....to me being alone in my apartment. In those first few weeks after coming home from squam I felt so full inside, yet also so alone with my struggles. It is such a strange feeling.

    But I see now for me it was the feeling of growth. I was in a place of uncertainty as I figured out what my heart and soul really needed to fill myself up. I was in that place of uncertainty as I began to find my voice. And along the way I have stumbled and fallen down. But I always got back up. And I have grown and learned so much.

    You will continue to grow and evolve. Isn't that such an incredible thing! Sending you a hug as you come more into yourself.