Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Art for gallery and a journal page


I painted up another piece to take to the gallery this weekend. I think I've got a good assortment now and I hope it sells because in a way, I'd LOVE to be listing some of it on Etsy :(
We shall see! The gallery 'Holiday' event ends November 30th so maybe I can still list some things later. I hope something sells! ????????
This is a 12 x 12



Tonight I did a journal page with different things I wish I could have told myself as a young girl. Kind of like that Brad Paisley song where he's singing to himself as a young boy? (Letter to Me)
You'll see I've written 'you don't have to say yes' and 'you can say no', etc.

Obviously I've spent a good portion of my life trying to make everyone else around me happy, living in fear of hurting them or alienating them if I spoke up for my wants and/or needs. I'd want the young me not to do that so much. Not that I'd want her to grow up selfish and indifferent to others needs, but a nice balance would be good :)

I've been a little under the weather since Sunday so I'm sorry if I haven't visited your blogs. I don't know if I have a slight flu bug or what. Two nights had me running a low grade fever with chills and that is gone, but this is the third day with stomach cramps. It seems to come in waves and subsides. Hopefully this will pass and I can be 100% again soon.

We are having our first winter storm warning right now. Wind gusts up to 60 mph and the rain we're getting now is supposed to turn to snow by morning. Can you say DEPRESSING? We've had such a gorgeous fall and this is a smack in the face for sure.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Darla

18 comments:

Silke said...

Dear Darla, your pieces are beautiful! I love your little journal page - you were so wise already as a young girl to know to take care of your own needs. It's still a struggle for me... Sending much love and healing! Silke

Createology said...

Your newest gallery piece is beautiful. As for your journal pages I love them and the message you are telling yourself. Happy creating...

Giovanna ♥ said...

How beautiful this is! I adore the first painting!
Thanks for sharing :)
xoxo
Giovanna
Boho Market Blog

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

A beautiful painting and a wonderful journal page. It is NOT selfish to say no ! But ... it can be hard to say no ;-) Take good care of yourself, I hope you will feel better soon !

Diane said...

I'm going to say that you wrote this to me too--my same problems--stop worrying about trying to please everyone--just please myself and the rest will fall into place. It's taken me over 50 years to realize this (God, that's a long time!)
Take care of yourself!! I am a big advocate on getting a flu shot every year! Feel better!!

linda cardina said...

Ok darla! u have just inspired me..AGAIN! thank u soooo much. muah!
linda

Rona Gregory said...

Darla these are gorgeous!

I think we all spend far too much time trying to please others to the detriment of our own feelings! i agree a good balance would be nice! And yes it's taken me fifty years almost and I still feel guilty if i do something for myself occasionally or say 'no' to someone!

Sorry to hear your feeling poorly ((hugs)), hope it clears soon, sounds like a bug that's doing the rounds.

take good care. Ro xx

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I absolutely love your journal page..and I can relate as well..

LOVE the flowers! So spring-y in the midst of our snowstorm!

Mundo Mundaca said...

Dear girl, I hope you feel better of the influenza and that it is not serious.
I liked their new ones a lot paginate of diary.. I like flowers a lot and of the texture.
I know like you if you sits down when you says that it passed the life trying to please and to do the other happy ones and forgetting a sí little bit.. leaning that is the evil that it afflicts them woman and mothers that love of more.
but I am the sure that all this only did you more beautiful woman and strong.
be with God.
xoxo
yasmin

Cathy Bueti said...

Hi Darla!

This painting is amazing! I love the texture and colors of the background! And of course your journal page is darling! Thanks for your advice the other day about the warping journal pages!

And thanks for your nice comment on my post earlier.

Hope you feel better! Big Hugs! :)

MagicMarkingsArt said...

Your lovely work should be walking out the doors and into a lucky buyers home! Hope this note finds you feeling better!

Kelly Berkey said...

feel better dear! yes, this storm was a smack in the face. i had to drive for 4 hrs in it today and it flurried the whole way!

love the painting and your journal page, good luck on your sales...xoxo

Nicola said...

Hi Darla love those flowers they are beautiful the contrast between light and dark is perfect.

Hope you are feeling better sending you hugs xoxo

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Loving both your pieces. You make the most beautiful art!
I hope you feel better soon! ♥

Mandarine said...

haven't been here since a long time... your work is always beautifull, I love!!!
Take care of yourself, I hope you will feel better soon !

Martha Lever said...

Hey Darla,
These two pieces are wonderful. I absolutely love the flowers on that yummy background and you little "you" is SO precious. I haven done that one yet but maybe today I will do that.

Vanilla said...

These are both so lovely. The journal is so heartfelt and I can completely relate to what you're trying to say in this piece. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Michele Lynch Art said...

Love the daisy piece! Very special! xo Michele