Because if I’m not proud, I’ll fall ever deeper into the pit and I can’t afford to and don’t want to. So I’m listing the reasons why I’m proud of myself today: I took my kids on holiday. They had so much fun they didn’t want to come home. I made wonderful memories and they(…)
“And I don’t want the world to see me ‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand When everything’s made to be broken I just want you to know who I am” “When you’ve been fighting for it all your life You’ve been working every day and night That’s how a superhero learns to fly (Every(…)
I can’t find the written words, so here they are today. I’m not brave and I’m not strong. The painting is called ‘rootless’.
Here’s a painting I completed recently. My second attempt using acrylics. I really want to say that I like it. I can get as far as, ‘I think it’s reasonably OK’. My lack of confidence isn’t just that. It’s low self esteem, it’s a struggle to reward myself and recognise achievements. It’s frustrating is(…)
Read a book, scan a magazine.Watch a screen, look into space And dream. Think nothing, contemplate everything. And fly. Read an emotion, scan the space Watch body language, stare at a face And tense. Prepare for battle, Prepare to run. And flee.
Sometimes you have to paint right from your heart. And from your soul. I paint as a way of helping me cope. I paint my tears and my sadness. I paint loneliness. And I paint hope. Simultaneously straightforward and yet complex. Shame strangles your voice Fear crushes your hope Courage sows the seed of(…)