lost and found all over again…

” Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. ”
-Pablo Picasso

I’m still looking for myself in Vila Nova Foz Coa, Portugal…

Language is an important part of my life and in a country where my language is largely not spoken, I have had to find other ways to communicate and understand…

I am hoping to post my inquiring feelings about this new stage in my life…All the fears and triumphs (and there are many) …Overcoming the basic fear of vulnerability, to one of understanding can be daunting on the best of days…

‘meet my neighbour’…’Segano’…

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‘the red bra’…

'the red bra'...

‘the red bra’…

Upon returning from Portugal, I had a yearning to paint the landscape that I saw from the back balcony of our little house…

There are many colours in the fields and wild flowers everywhere…There are many hills and valley’s…

Hanging clothes out to dry is a natural phenomenon in most area’s… Clothes blow in the wind and dry so quick in the hot sun…They smell amazingly clean and fresh…It’s peaceful and simple…It’s wild and free… 

Hence…’the red bra’…I couldn’t resist…It’s just me…

30×36″ on canvas…acrylic, mixed media…

Plunge into Oblivion…

I love to walk…

It’s what I know…

It doesn’t matter about the weather…

Hot cold rain or snow…

I love to walk…

It’s what I know…

Walking rests my brain and revives my soul…

Nature’s magic works in mysterious ways…

My walk has become such an important part of my days…

I hear the rustle of leaves in the trees…

I hear the birds singing and the buzz of the bees…

I hear cars and kids and dogs that bark…

It’s all a big melting pot of which I am a part…

In the past, I used food to change my mood…

Now I walk to change the talk…

It’s a time slot for me…

A plunge into oblivion…

Just for Karen Lee…

A delicious universe that has my heart…

One step at a time…

That’ll be fine…

I love to walk…

And I love to rhyme…010

‘It’s a windy day in Bayfield, Ont.’…my pencil from Salamanca, Spain sketched this on paper…

‘REACH’…never stop…

006‘The last thing we want is to remain as we are’…’Do the Work’…Steven Pressfield…

I always find the trees interesting in that they are always changing and growing even on the way out…Beauty is everlasting…I always had that voice in my head telling me I’m not good enough or talented enough to do anything creative…That voice visits me daily and even materializes in human form with people close to me mirroring my thoughts…I must be strong like the tree to keep going and just know there is beauty within…I thank Steven Pressfield for voicing my feelings in one of his books…’Do the Work’…

‘Reach’…’never stop’…pencil crayons on paper…a tree in Bayfield, Ont.

‘Letting Go’…

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Painting…’Letting Go’…30×30″ on 3″ deep canvas…acrylic, copper wire, mixed media…

Letting Go can be slow…

It can be tedious…

It serves us well…

It’s all we have to know…

.There are peaks and valley’s..

Just remember…

Be yourself…Yield…

It’s all there is…

Hmmm…Gee wiz…

‘JUST BECAUSE’…

First Thought…

‘WALK…just because’…

Second Thought…

‘Are we there yet’?

Third thought…

‘Are we in heaven’?

Hmmm…

Feel the love…

Painting by Karenlee…’Just Because’…acrylic, mixed media, copper wire…18 x 24″ on 3″ deep canvas…