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Friday, June 27, 2014

Paint Party Friday Information overload


                                                              Paint Party Friday

This week I am taking, "The Art of Picture book" course here!  It's super reasonable for anyone interested in learning the structure of children's picture books!!  The instruction is excellent and has my creative juices churning!


I've been creating a birthday card for a goddess, normally I don't show it until after the fact! This one was inspired by my friends love of birds and blog visits last week.
As I age I hesitate to get caught up or involved in peoples conundrums. Still hearing their stories gets me worrying  probably more than I should. I've done a lot of that lately!  That's when creating art like this is my true solace!
I often bite my lip holding back what I know after living fifty eight years. Thankfully   blogging/writing gives me an opportunity to purge whirling thoughts and feelings!
Some weeks information comes from every direction and it's hard to know where to put it all. I do believe in synchronicity so I am left wondering what am I to learn or where am I to put  all this new knowledge.
My heart would love to save the world, fix every ones  personal problems, but it's not possible!  Since I often have foot in mouth disease I know  I am best to say as little as possible unless asked, keep with my own age group and share only generalizations unless it's on my blog or in a journal.
 In other words I'm teaching myself to shut up! At least I'm telling myself to shut up since it doesn't come natural!
Over the years I've learned my attempts at comforting often enable a persons bad behavior because I am a terrible codependent and feel so deeply for others! Sometimes sharing my version of truth  hurts feelings, falls on deaf ears or is taken out of context.
 Even though I'm  known as a pretty good communicator,  I have often been misunderstood. My passion can be misplaced when I share ideas with the wrong people. So yes, being quiet can and will be an asset for me.

This week I realized what I  lack in  intelligence has often been trumped by wisdom and intuition. It's truly warned me of trouble and elevated  me over some of life's difficult   humps.
Except for an impromptu brunch with a great  friend, this week has been information overload for me.


However I have learned that when you make a mistake, like I did here, it can be resolved nicely with  a bit of humour! 


How about you, do you feel the need to talk more or less as you age?

29 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful post, lovely birds, and a great way of making a mistake a success! Hugs, Valerie

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

As a man, I naturally like to fix things and make them better. However, I've learned through the wisdom of my wife that sometimes people just want you to listen. Therefore, unless I'm asked specifically, I keep my wisdom and advice to myself. Anyway, I LOVE your whimsical and very elaborate little birdie paintings, especially that trickster in the sentiment portion. Your friend is going to love them. Blessings, my friend!

My name is Erika. said...

I agree. Learning to keep your mouth shut is important. And learning when to speak up is more important. The birds this week are adorable. The little guy putting the H into the word birthday...fun.

Karla B said...

Well, I am not that talkative unless I am in class. I like silence so much. This reminded me of Depeche Mode's song:
"Words like violence
Break the silence
Come crashing in
Into my little world
Painful to me
Pierce right through me..."
I always love yor posts and art.They are food for thought!

kat said...

All of these are fabulous, I love your birds theme this week, with their swirls and bright colours, beautiful works! I feel people need to be listened to, I am a listener and am willing to lend an ear when needed!

Julie said...

haha! I love the "mistake" piece. I wish I thought more like that. I get so discouraged when I make a mistake that I stop working on that piece or I finish it but hate it. LOL

MeOfCourse said...

Oh I love the birdie with the "H" and that is so clever Sherrie. Awesome work and words as always. I talk to much sometimes so I am learning to be quiet. As I get older, I think the quietness suits me fine. Have a great weekend.

MeOfCourse said...

I think I lost my comment. Just said that I love the birdie with the "H" and how clever of you. I've quieted down as I get older and I'm liking it that way. Have a great weekend Sherrie, enjoy.

Rita said...

The birds are soooo fun! And I love your mistake. It is so charming, it wouldn't be so darn cute without the mistake so I think it was a blessing.

Analia Cristina said...

Cuantos bellos pajaritos,y como cambian segun el color del fondo,brava!!!

Faye said...

I enjoyed seeing your bright birds and as I scrolled down I found myself shaking my head. Yep! That's me she is describing - often trying to fix the world's problems, often putting my size 6 shoe in my size 3 mouth, often trying to help and being rejected. Loved your post. I too am trying to learn to be quiet when my insides are screaming for me to jump into the fracas.

Linda K said...

LOVE your painted birds-and of course all your vibrant art! I'll be anxious to hear and see how your class is going. And what a clever way to fix the mistake on the birthday card-I must remember that:)

Lynn Richards said...

Your birds just make me smile!!!! I think as I get older, I am learning to be more quiet and pray for words that have wisdom behind them..

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Love your little birdies. Happy PPF!

Jo said...

Love how you saved the "H," in your card. Very good save! Love your birds. Since I have to talk all day in my job, the older I get the less I want to be around people, much less talk to them. lol!

Ariel said...

I can absolutely relate to this Sherrie. I used to express my feeling and emotions so much when in my younger days. Later I realized that many so called dear friends have just taken advantage of that. I think as I'm getting older I'm trying to know people and then decide on how much I should reveal myself to them.I talk less on things that really matters.
Have a lovely week. Hope you never stop writing here. Love reading your posts.
Hugs
Susan

Tammie Dickerson said...

Your little birds are wonderful!! Love the humorous one holding the H! It is hard not to share the hard earned wisdom with those younger, less experienced people in our lives. I gently try to share what I would do and why, and then let them decide how to proceed. Wonderful post! Happy PPF!

Laila said...

Interesting topic today. I'm a fixer as well, and when people told me their problems, I started to fix. But, I've learnt that it isn't a fix they want, they're asking for acceptance just the way they are. It took me a loooong way to understand this, and still it isn't logic to me Now I try to keep my mouth shut, and just listen.
Your birds are so fun and colorful, I love this kind of art. Good luck on your class.

bellefrogworks said...

Oh my gosh - in some ways we are so alike Sherri. I am extremely empathetic and have in the past suffered more for people than they did themselves. God has taught me to listen more and say less. It's a work in progress always. We also share a love of laughter. I would have thought just like you if I left out a letter in a greeting - by the way your birds are sweet and very charming!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I always learn so much about you from your blog. Ohhh I love that dis-ease you have "foot-in-mouth" I have that too. Also learning to just bite my lip.
I love the birds especially the eyes.
Have a great weekend
Nicole/Beadwright

Katherine Jeanne Wood said...

I talk waaaay less than I used to when I was younger. Some people come out of their shell as they age, but I seem to be going into mine...like a turtle with only my head sticking out. Oops..now it's gone! lol

ps: did you get my email the other day?

Abigail Davidson said...

The birds look darling! Lovely detailing and so cute!

Victoria said...

HI Giggles...your birds are so enchanting..super adorable and have stolen my heart! Colorful and magical! Thanks for sharing your journey always!HUgs
Happy Canada Day...yeay!!

denthe said...

Oh, I love how you resolved your mistake! Great find! And your birds look lovely. I find I tend to keep my mouth shut too as I grow older. I would just say what I thought when I was younger, and try to "help" people by giving advice. But often that's not what they're after. They just want to talk to someone and are not really looking for an opinion or for advice. That's something I learned as I grew older. Now I just listen en only give my opinion when they ask for it .... Plus, I found that sometimes it's just a waste of breath trying to explain myself to some people ....

SLScheibe said...

More lovely art as always! I love your little mistake fix. It's super cute and you're right, a little humor works wonders :)

Carola Bartz said...

I love your birds, they are such sweet little characters.
I am learning to shut my mouth as well which is not easy for me. Usually I blurt out everything that comes to my mind, and it's not always appropriate. Don't even mention diplomatic - I'm probably the least diplomatic person on the planet. But since I also spend a lot of time alone (I need that for my own sanity) I only talk to myself and not much damage can be done.

Pia Rom said...

I leave your blog happier as before, everytime I come here! Your colorful work and your wise and funny words always are a pleasure!! And yes I learned too, that you only reach people with your words, when they want to listen...so I try to wait until they ask...BUT that works way to rarely for me, because it is so difficult to not give good advices ;) Big hugs ♥ Conny
Piaroms Art Journaling

JKW said...

I've learned the same lesson the same way. . but habits are hard to break. Love the birds (they are #1 on my list anyway) and the card is a wonderful idea. Blessings, Janet PPF

Goldfish Diaries said...

Your birdies are awesome!! Love all of it! And yes I have never regretted keeping my mouth shut, unless asked, and even then!

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