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.
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?