Sunday, November 1, 2009

The leaves of my Heart are changing...

So the other morning, the talented and oh so inspiring Connie at Dirty Footprints Studios wrote a beautiful post about Autumn through the senses of a true morning person. I so related to her poetic words. The post made me sigh with understanding...

One line in the post really resonated with me - like a line of the sweetest poetry really. It just went to what I am feeling at the end of this Fall season, as the leaves are blowing off the trees and the branches are being struck bare, and changes are happening within and outside of me at a pace that I feel unprepared for.

One line that Connie wrote, and my soul read, inspired me to clear the desk of all things crafty and grab my journal and my paints and get the stuff onto the page...

And here are the results :

"Leaves of the Heart" - art journal page

October 31, 2009

(click any images to enlarge)

(acrylic paints, Portfolio Water Soluble Oil Pastels, India Ink with dip pen)

These are the words that Connie wrote that touched me so much :

The leaves of my heart are changing. That is what I am feeling. That uncertainty, not bad and not good, just different,

that feeling that some things are ending and other things are beginning,

that desire to go inward yet knowing that that means letting go of some things...

The leaves are changing and falling away...

And I need to remember to be kind to myself

as I make my way through...

This beautiful heart deserves that.

(Thanks to Connie for the inspiration and for the permission to use her words here.)

Enjoy this Autumn Sunday, beautiful Ones !

29 comments:

kikipotamus said...

Inner change is indeed a tricky time to navigate. It's scary and difficult to relax and allow the current to take you along. But I wish everyone undergoing this would do what you're doing--getting in touch with it, expressing it in your creative ways, and communicating about it with those who matter.

sherry ♥ lee said...

I love how Connie's words inspired you to create this beautiful page in your journal. I feel that sense of change; have felt it before; will feel it again...and the most important thing in that swirl of uncertainty and unknown is to be kind to yourself ♥

Snap said...

Beautiful page. Autumn has been for me, a time to let go of the past, snuggle up and get ready to learn more about myself and let it all go with the flow!

Huggles!!!

LoLa said...

I love this post. Makes me feel good.

Julie said...

This page is a knock out..everything about it..I love how you are developing your illustrations and color palette, Kim!! xo

Happy November =)

Kate said...

Kim,

What beautiful images and sentiment too. I love the brilliant colors you used. I really am going to have to pull out those portfolio oil sticks and use them soon.

Kate

Dream With the Fishes said...

So beautiful, Kim! Oh my goodness, but I just LOVE those rich, vibrant colors so much! I've been feeling like this, as well. My heart wants change, needs it, is begging for it. And yet I feel like I've been walking through quicksand most of the time. It's always uplifting and hope-infusing to see how others, like yourself (and Connie), are working with what life brings you. I'm always grateful for that. xoxo

Dawn said...

Wow! Another beautiful page. I love the colors and the words...so beautiful.

Connie said...

I absolutely ADORE your journal page--it is so, so, so beautiful. I love it! Thank you--you have inspired me deeply as well.

Peace & Love.

Carmen said...

Beautiful. All of it. Just like you!

Brandi Reynolds said...

gorgeous gorgeous!!!

simplydelicious said...

What a beautiful journal page!! Change is never easy but always an opportunity...embrace it.

XO Karen

grrl + dog said...

beautiful strong image and colors..

Miss Meliss said...

Gorgeous darling! Here are the words that you wrote that touched me:

This beautiful heart deserves that.

Yeah...the rings keep going out....

~magick~
Melissa

dosfishes said...

Wow!

That journal page says so much about who you are my giving friend. It is truly a window to your soul.

Hugs

Corrine

Charlie said...

This is a beautiful journal page.
Thanks for sharing this inspiration with us.
Have a great day1
Charlie

Jennifer said...

How crazy, I just posted about change...wow!

The image you created here is breathtaking. I love every bit of it. I think too, loving yourself and moving through, not resisting change is so important. I've been in some changes for years, mostly because I settle into sameness so cozily that I look up and months have gone by. I realized that I'd been thinking about change, feeling the inner nudge to change, but hand't moved one bit!

Karen Cole said...

Beautiful and thought provoking image you created Kim.

deb did it said...

Kim, this is fabulous....the rich colors, the deep words, all growing into one big huge heart...ALL YOURS!!

MB Shaw said...

That India ink is just stunning, the contrast is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. And yep, we *do* need to be kind to ourselves, don't we?

arlene said...

Beautiful words Kim, and such a poignant piece you created. I love how you share that big heart of yours...yet again.
Love and hugs,
arlene

lynne h said...

ahhhh, so beautiful, kim...

yep, a giant flow of change...

heART on, bright one.

xo

Jamie said...

Yes, they are and what beautiful changes they are Sweetie!! So proud of you:) Love, Jamie

Susan Sager Brown said...

Kim Kim Kim this is a gorgeous journal page. The colors and feelings evoked by them along with the poetry are a pleasure to behold !xoSusan

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