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Healing Words


I have been in this city for nearly two weeks. In that time I have felt myself change, somehow; the city distracts me from inward thinking and from quiet observation, and I feel rushed and busy. My thoughts have taken on similar qualities and I struggle to form a full, developed thought; my sentences are inarticulate and my vocabulary limited.

My photography and art have been affected by this move as well. Used to taking macros of the little nooks and crannies of a rural town, I am now challenged with cement, dirty streets, and tall, unforgiving buildings. Many of my art supplies are left behind in my old home, the essentials I brought with me tucked into a small corner of this new space; and the now limited possibilities leave me uninspired.

Moving is a challenge, yes - it requires quite a bit of rearranging and rediscovering and relearning. Do forgive me if you expect all of my posts to be about art and philosophy! My entire life is a great web, and each thing within it is connected by this string or that; art and philosophy will come soon, oh yes, but what I must sort out now is what is right in front of me, staring me in the face: Change.

Tell me, what in your life is affecting you - your Self, your art - right now?

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Immediately after I finished writing this post late last night, I felt a release; I then worked for several hours in my art journal and felt my creativity and my inspiration returning. Words are powerful things, my dearies! Have a beautiful Sunday!

6 comments:

  1. hi ingrid.
    i always love your writing.
    what's affecting me? well, my workplacement at the nursery. I'm able to talk english the whole day again which I couldn't for almost a year. it feels fantastic. I thought I had forgot a lot but it shows me I still can talk in english :) anyway the whole work placement and my training are affecting me in every way. Also my own thoughts about life (mine and others) and inspiring quotes and blogs I dicovered since I start blogging. they help me to find my place in the world. do you know what I mean?

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  2. Change can be difficult and we all need a period of time to adjust, glad that writing helped feed your creativity and inspiration.

    As for me . . . I'm disppointed that my flight to the UK has been cancelled due to the volcanic ash coming from Iceland. I was supposed to be visiting my family out there but it looks as though my trip will be postponed for a month. Id been winding my shop down ready for my 2.5 week vacation but now I'll need to ramp it back up. All change. :0)

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  3. A change is always difficult, especially when it's a big change like a move. I'm sure it will all turn out just fine! It's good to hear that last night you felt better!

    My world has been turned upside down, I feel like I'm an entire new version of myself. I have fallen head over heels in love and am so blessed to have met this amazing person!

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  4. Time seems to be my biggest problem when it comes to taking care of myself, when it comes to creating art. I spend 40+ hours a week at work, I spend 3-5 hours a week at the gym, I have to take care of my home... where does that leave my art?

    On my desk. Being lonely.

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  5. Oh, my lovelies, thanks so much for sharing! My heart goes out to you, Dyche, and I wish you patience and a flight that leaves sooner than you think..

    Lianna and Romantic, I'm so happy for you both! Keep exploring and smiling and experiencing these beautiful, happy things!

    Erica, I know how tough it can be to fit in things you really *love into your life. Maybe you could have a "designated Art Hour"? Best of luck, dearest.

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  6. Love that photo of your journal page. I want to see more!
    Um, the only thing that's affecting me is my new BAD HAIRCUT, waaah! It's affecting my self-esteem. But I've discovered that headbands make it look cute. And it will grow back :)

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