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Friday, March 29, 2013

Paint Party Friday Seven years!

March 30th is my seventh year blogversary! When I started blogging it was to hone my writing skills by forming  a twenty one day habit! The first few years I tried to blog daily, the last few years waned with random posts here and there. Today I post weekly, freeing time to create!

Digital enhancements of a  very small acrylic I did

  I never imagined I would meet so many amazing people along the way!  It took me on the most unexpected journey that fills me with daily inspiration and gratitude! 

Short daily or bi-weekly posts would probably be a better idea,  but for now this works best for me!  Even then the weeks seem to flow quickly together!!
My very first 2006 post that nobody read is posted below! 
 It could now be entitled " Who I used to be", at least until I turned 50!  The photo    during a mock marriage ceremony where a few of us took a vow  to be true to ourselves, by loving and honoring our creative selves. There was even an article in the local paper about the four of us who married ourselves!

Inspired by a Heartbeat!

I am homemade apple pie in a purple kitchen
A crocheted blanket strewn across a cozy couch
I am chocolate chip banana nut bread
Warm and funny, and I laugh a lot
I feed many appetites belly and soul
A scrumptious meal served with a pinch of sympathy,
And frank honesty
I am a pierced nose at forty to free creativity
A mosaic of mystery in a magenta living room,
Inviting to wounded spirits, I mend hearts
With gentle stitches of love
I am a bag full of brownies to the hungry child’s heart
I hear their sorrows with empathy; celebrate their joys with jubilation
I care too much, feel too much, eat too much, I am larger than life
I am moons and stars and the nighttime calm
I am cautious, careful and creative in existence
An eggplant bedroom is my sanctuary for solace
Books, Music, scrabble, politics and procrastination
Quiet in some crowds and not in others
Loved by some, respected by others, I walk alone,
Sleep alone, but I am not lonely
I am courage, compassion and conviction
Tragedy has touched me; I’ve grieved and gone on
A massive head of tousled chestnut hair I am proud, patient
And profoundly present as a mother to all

This is me on my last Birthday!

 I am a  budding artist in a gypsy pink living room
still full of sugar and spice, I try to be nice 
Married to Art and Words
 A fire burns to create 
what my spirit presents
I revel in solace and thought
of lessons learned, life gone by, 
and issues at hand

 Vibrant colors  feed my soul
in ways I could never explain!
I am addicted to their essence
 But I love Black clothes and cars too!

My mind is  busier than my body
 my phone is now smarter than me
  I relinquish  my torch of  duties 
 Out of necessity, 
  I count my blessing daily  and look for the good in all!
   Laughter is my medicine
for life's ills!
I love to learn
New things!
I am a sage mama
in a peaceful haze
 of joy!
Easter is a time for renewal! 
Is there something you have been wanting to renew?
Paint Party Friday to visit other wonderful artists!!


Christine said...

Happy Easter Giggles, congrats on your blogiversary. If weekly works for you then it's right. I blog daily and it's hard to believe it's been 5.5 years already.

craftattack said...

Lovely post and great photos! Valerie

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Love how you have expressed yourself.

Marji said...

What a beautiful post and beautiful you! I think its always interesting to look back at who we were, how we are the same yet different - grown, matured and moved forward in postive ways. Love your painting.

Theresa Plas said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!! Your bunny is super cute and love the self portrait!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Happy Blog Anniversary, my friend! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that had no comments in his first posting… well, it took a lot more than that. LOL! I love all the different versions of your self-portrait, and your "wedding" shot is priceless. Have a blessed Paschal weekend!

shedreamsofthesea said...

Wow what a wonderful ceremony! And such deep and powerful words. And I really love that bunny! Happy blogversary.

Erika said...

Congratulations to 7 years of blogging! I love it too with photographs and color to "play". Hugs, love and HPPF Erika

Faye said...

Hi Sherrie, Happy Easter! First, I love the bunny who seems to be preferring the carrot to the chocolates. That means I can have the chocolates and not have to eat the carrots. Your portrait is lovely. Both the painted one and the photograph. Your poetry is inspirational. Have a great weekend.

Dianne said...

What a lovely post...and a privilege to be introduced to who you are in such a creative and wonderful way. Your colorful art is inspiring! happy Easter and PPF!

sharon said...

Wow! Seven years of blogging. Congrats. So glad you posted your first blog, it deserved to be seen! Wonderful poem, You are exactly how I imagined you look. Love that Easter bunny he is looking sideways at that chocolate, just like me! Happy Easter.

kat said...

As always so much to read and see here, you're one really happy lady, have a great Easter week-end to you, keep on having plenty fun and honoring yourself! xx

Nic McLean said...

happy 7 year blogaversary! i loved this post-it was so interesting to read and learn new things about you and you have such a beautiful way with words. i especially loved the pierced nose at forty thing. i let my nose piercing close up when i was 30 and often wish i hadn't! i have still been adding to my tattoos in my 40s and i'm pretty sure i'm not done yet!

Linda said...

Happy happy blogaversary!!! I am ever so grateful to have met you thru the blogging community and PPF! Your words and posts move me so,each and every time. Love the idea of marrying yourself and you my dear look divine!! Great art projects too-a hoppy Easter right back at you-and here's to YOU-cheers!!!(did you hear my glass cling the screen?)

Netty said...

congratulations on 7 years of blogging. Have loved reading your post about yourself and thank you for sharing. You have a beautiful way with words. Loving your photographs and adore your use of colour.

Happy PPF and Happy Easter, Annette x


Janet said...

Wonderful reflections. Congratulations on the many years of blogging! I love your self portraits! And your Authenticity!

soulbrush said...

That is quite a record, I think I am coming up to 6th year. You cannot possibly be 50??? Happy PPF.

Debbie said...

Congratulations on 7 years of blogging. I really enjoyed learning about your journey and that you started with a goal of improving your writing. Love all of your colorful art, too! :)

denthe said...

What a wonderful first post you wrote. Love it! love the idea of marrying yourself too. Seven years is a long time! Seven years ago I didn't even know what a blog was. You're right that it opens up a whole new world with amazing people and lots of inspiration! And that bunny is soooo cute! Hope you'll have a wonderful Easterweekend! ♥

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Happy 7th year blogging anniversary. I have really enjoyed reading your post. Your colourful soul and warm heart shine through the words you used to describe yourself! You surely are an artist and poet.

Ginny said...

Congratulations on seven years of blogging. I always love to read both what you post and the comments you leave on my blog. Both always give me something to think about. Have a wonderful Easter filled with bright colorful special moments.

Janet said...

I love the idea of marrying yourself! And I'm very happy that you decided to do a blog seven years ago. I've enjoyed reading it and getting to know you. If we ever met in real life it would be like we had known each other forever.

Happy Easter to you and Cupcake and Beardo!!

Anne Manda said...

Gongrats on your anniversary! You are so beautiful inside and outside! :) Great post! That bunny! <3

Melisa said...

You are wonderful! Maybe your phone is smarter (I doubt it, though) but it's not nearly as creative. Love the bunny. Have a happy Easter!

Jez said...

Happy blogversary!
I don't know what made you think your writing skills needed honing, they were perfect then. And yor photo is so lovely - beautiful inside and out, and I am so priveleged to know you through the wonder of blogging.
So, look how many people have read your first blog now!
I do like tour Andy Warhol take on the picture, lovely digital art there.
Love, Jez

bellefrogworks said...

I love your colorful art - it always makes me smile. The bunny is wonderful. And you, my dear, look mahvelous! HPPF and congrats on 7 years of blogging.

Jane Blogs said...

I love the idea of a ceremony to honor one's creativity, it's such a fantastic idea :D

Congratulations on seven years. Keeping your blog going for so long is a tremendous feat, one I certainly haven't managed - I keep losing the oomph!

You're amazing!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Mavelous poem about you and I like the idea of a gypsy pink living room! Your portraits are great fun, loving the color shifting. Happy PPF to you too. xox

janice smith said...

How lovely to see your pretty face! I love the poem about how you see yourself...most of those things could be gleaned from your writing, but it is wonderful to hear about you from your perspective. I think you're the friend everyone would love to have. Seven years is amazing! Keep going!

Pia Rom said...

Wow 7 years...amazing and congrats to that...I love your cheer and colorful pieces and the selfportrait is the best :) xox Conny

NatashaMay said...

Love your Easter Bunny! :) What a wonderful portrait of you. Do you still have a purple kitchen? :)

minnemie said...

I can totally see where your daughter comes from... you all look SO much alike! And no, you do NOT look 50 at all. Must be the art that keeps you so young:-)

Jessica Sporn said...

What a wonderful post! Loved seeing those pictures of you and those leaves -- stunning!

scarlett clay said...

Wow, 7 years is quite an accomplishment! Happy anniversary to you and your wonderful creative and inspiring blog! :)

zue said...

Congratulations on your seven years of blogging. Your digitally enhanceedd art is so cool:)

Kristin said...

This is awesome! I love the line, "my mind is busier than my body." And the poem is just wonderful. You are such a bright spot in my day too, thank you for being YOU. Congratulations on your seven years, that's a tremendous accomplishment, xoxo

missy k said...

You are amazing and inspiring!

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary.

Karen x

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

All I can say is Wow! Not only is your art vibrant and joyful so are your words! I love your poem. It doesn't look like you need any work honing your writing skills! I want to see you pink living room!!

Cat Beringer said...

Happy blogoversary! I love all your vibrant colors. And all your food metaphors. Everyone should be more like banana chocolate chip bread!!! :)

pauline said...

You are beautiful. Just fucking beautiful.
THAT was your first post?!? OMG... you brave woman you. i love you even more now. xox

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