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A new beginning 6

I faced the need to make change in my life this week. Faced all that’s been brewing and swirling below the surface. Faced the enormity of my unhappiness with the pressures of the academic track. Waited until late Friday afternoon to send the final, most important, freeing emails. And then I sat down at my desk, pulled my box of oil pastels out of a drawer, and drew for the first time in over 5 years. The sense of possibilities in my life washed over me as I lost myself in the colors.


  1. Claire

    05/07/2011 at 2:26 pm

    Beautiful picture and brave actions! xxxooo claire

  2. Larry Gallagher

    05/07/2011 at 3:56 pm

    Love love love it!!! And after 5 years off?!? Do you feel like sharing what’s going on with your work/life right now (PM or on the blog) – I’d love to hear from you.

  3. irenka

    05/07/2011 at 5:21 pm

    This is beautiful! Your pictures and now this drawing, you have an artist’s soul! I am around next week if you want to grab a coffee together, maybe Tuesday morning? I would love to hear from all these new open possibilities!

  4. cynthia newberry martin

    05/08/2011 at 3:01 pm

    Wow, you are a painter! As well as a photographer and writer. An artist.
    And after all, we have only one wild and beautiful life…

  5. cynthia newberry martin

    05/08/2011 at 3:02 pm

    I also meant to wish you courage. I’m sure that will be necessary in the days ahead.

  6. Megsie

    05/10/2011 at 7:46 am

    Gorgeous drawing. Beautiful. A lovely new beginning 🙂


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