Friday, August 11, 2017

Stones and Roses -Paint Party Friday

When hard moments persist, one of my greatest comforts is to let my fingers draw what is in my heart.  This drawing was done in a difficult moment after the Fourth of July, when I was missing my Beloved. 

Today is my parent's anniversary--they would have been married for 60 years today.  Daddy flew to heaven in 2012.  It is also my brother's birthday.  Cancer took him in 2001.  So many precious friends and family have gone on.  I am happy for them--but they are missed.

Grief is like the ocean...rising to crash into the shoreline--then sliding back to a subtle life rhythm.  It will always be a part of my life.  The storms still rise now and again, but not as many as before.

This little tear-filled faery leans upon the rocks to weep.  But in a moment she will smile through her tears to flit into the warmth of the sun and the fragrance of the roses.

Have a lovely weekend, dear Friends.  Happy Paint Party Friday!



14 comments:

Christine said...

So beautiful, so poignant, you will rise up again soon Beth!

Victoria said...

You art is amazing..deeply soulful, such intense beauty! And the words you have so eloquently written touch my heart with healing, wisdom and transformation.
Beautiful!
Thank you for sharing your journey..shining light to you!

Thank you for your thoughtful visit and kind words!
Victoria

Sandee Setliff said...

Beautiful peace and yes, missing our loved ones is so difficult. (((<3)))

Mandy said...

That's lovely....so much emotion...xx

SLScheibe said...

Such a beautiful and emotional drawing. It's really gorgeous!

NatureFootstep said...

an image that speaks to my heart. So well I know it!

Daniela Rogall said...

Drawing is a wonderful way to process feelings and express them.

JKW said...

Amazing story and illustration. . . You are definitely not alone. Blessings, Janet

Gillena Cox said...

This is gorgeous, full of feeling and life
Happy PPF

much love...

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful art! I wish you many happy moments! Hugs, Valerie

Giggles said...

Oh she is so sweet. This post makes me weep too...as I feel the pain of the little fairy, knowing all too well the torment of griefs ebb and flow. Thankfully it's not a constant, but it does creep up in the least expected moments! Sorry for your sadness...wishing you sunny joyful days ahead! I'm glad you are able to express your pain on your blog and in your art!!

Hugs Giggles

Clare Lloyd said...

It's a lovely image...art is such great therapy for the tough times!

Faye said...

Beautiful expression of the face of grief. I like the comparison to waves crashing on the shore and receding.

BrownPaperBunny said...

Sending you best wishes for a difficult time. I agree, that in times of sadness doing something creative and expressive can really help.