Thursday, February 2, 2012

just in case you needed to hear this today too

just in case you needed to hear this too

yesterday i decided to sit down at my studio table and make some art just for me.  rarely does this happen, as i tend to use all of my creative time and energies making art for deadlines, for specific audiences/people or with certain projects in mind.  

here's what happened when i didn't think of any of the those usual work things.  i made this one for ME. 

i guess it's just what i needed to hear.  

18 comments:

  1. oh man, did i need that today - it's my first day back to work after 4 months of maternity leave, and my heart is hurting so so SO much to leave my little guy behind. i've been following your blog since taking your class at squam '09, just quietly observing.

    thank you, thank you.

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  2. melissa & jessica-
    i'm so glad you wrote. sometimes we just need to hear that it's okay...

    and j- thanks so much for saying what you did... hang in there... it's never easy leaving the little ones! you are doing the best you can and he's gonna be okay too :)
    congrats on becoming a mama! it's a wild ride for sure! hope our paths cross again in the future xo xo xo *s

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  3. This is beautiful. I know I needed it too. Thank you for sharing...

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  4. I love this, Sarah. Man, this seems to be my every day mantra lately... My heart does go out to you Jessica, and I so remember those days... but just enjoy every bit of happiness between now and the tearful days I'm in... my boys are in the teen years I know, it will be ok...
    x, Val

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  5. I just got your book today!
    I'm so excited! I plan on waiting until the weekend to enjoy it. That might sound a little strange but I'm forcing myself to wait and then I'm going to sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy my day off and the quiet of the day and savor your book. I'm so glad that I found your blog!
    :D - Cindi

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  6. yes, yes and yes i did need this today but to be honest i need it everyday!
    hugs + smiles~ jill

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  7. Lovely. Thanks for sharing something that was just for YOU!

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  8. Love it! The colours are so happy and bright.

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  9. Love it and very well timed. Hope you have fun at the the Nahcotta opening tonight - I'll get there some day :-)

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  10. thanks everyone! i'm so happy that it's what some of you needed to hear! hugs all around :) xo *s

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  11. This is very pretty Sarah. We all need that message every day! thank you xo

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  12. Oh, I so needed to see this today!

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  13. Love it! We all need to hear that now and again.

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  14. I read this and it made me stop and take a deep breathe.....it is okay...thank you.

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  15. aw, i'm so happy and touched that this piece resonated with you all! :) there's more to come like this... xoxo

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  16. I love this new painting, and it DID resonate with me, especially on the day that you posted it. It was my birthday that day, and I had just found out some bad news--that my cousin was killed in a terrible accident (at 28, just like your cousin's partner who recently passed too)--and some REALLY GOOD news--that my husband collected money from my friends and family for a special birthday surprise: a trip to Italy and SQUAM in October!!! Weeping and tears of joy, all in one day. But that's life, isn't it?

    Can't wait to see more of your new work, and to meet you in October! :) --Sadee @ a Picturebook Life

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