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Slowing down to speed up again

Talking to a good friend from foreign shores yesterday, he mentioned in passing that when he first started reading my blog a couple of years ago,  that it seemed that everytime I wrote there was a new drawing or painting of mine to view and comment on.

And he was right, there was.

But there hasn’t been for a while now, and that’s because of the circumstances of my private life. This last year has been very very challenging on many levels, and I’ve had to make some very difficult decisions, a lot of them full of high emotion. But, that has in turn, over the months, gently flowed into something more settled, leading on to me being able to move on, physically and mentally. Hence, my finding a new house after a remarkably short time of searching! A place to paint, and create. A place full of light for an artist. Full of inspiration and hope.

So, when Stuart rang yesterday for a chat, he said, with some surprise in his voice, that I sounded more lively than I have of recent times. And I laughed and said “More perky you mean!” and he smiled and agreed at my choice of word. I smiled too, and explained to him that it was because I have purpose again after a year of inactivity and frustration. I have the thought of a wonderful new house to go to, one that will encourage me to paint new pictures and market the existing ones, perhaps find new galleries, new collectors of my work, new friends, and new beginnings. And I’m excited at the thought…………………..

4 thoughts on “Slowing down to speed up again”

  1. You and me both, sister. Next week, it will be a year since I moved in here and, in the last month or so, I am really starting to feel energised for my future x

  2. Jackie Adshead

    Joanna – Well done, you! I know you've had a very difficult journey too, and dealt with the many different aspects of your life, the best you can. I'm slowly getting there, and am pleased to hear that you're starting to feel energised for your future – I'm working towards that feeling!!!

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