Tuesday, October 19, 2010

There are just days........

Do YOU ever have days when you feel so beaten down? I do. I sketched this out last week and I felt so tired and frustrated and to the point of acceptance. Acceptance of things I'm not happy with, things I feel aren't what they could be, aren't what I deserve. I was thinking that maybe it's just time to let go of the hopes and dreams and muddle through life being 'ok' with what is.

Then something happened. As I painted this little slightly beaten down, sad little girl tonight........

I got mad :)

Why let anybody else define who I am or what my lot in life is? I'm in control of this little life of mine, my future and my own happiness!

I feel stronger and I will no longer be that fly banging against the window getting nowhere. Things are going to change. If it is to be, it is up to me, right? (Love that saying!)

Hopefully I can fill you in on what's going on in time, but for now all I can really say is things are going to get better. Much, much better :) Thank you all for your wonderful comments and support. You all mean more to me than you know♥

Have a great night!


Lynne said...

Hi Darla,
When I came to Alaska 9 years ago, I was a broken person. A product of cubicles and numbness and long nights in computer data rooms. A woman who had been treated like a doormat. Just wanted to give up and die. Art has saved my life. Do not let anyone stomp on you. Make a promise to yourself that no one will ever do to you again.
Stand up for yourself. And take care of you first.

Micki said...

Go you!! get mad, don't sit back and accept things as they are if you don't like them.
With a quote from one of my favourite films "you can change your stars"
Be the woman that you deserve to be sweetie :)

Micki x

Silke said...

Hi Darla, what a wonderful post!! Getting mad is so helpful because it gives you back the control of your life! I can totally feel that. And now I am sure great changes are following for you!! Love, Silke

P.S. You are so darn prolific with your art. How do you do it?!?

Diane said...

YAY for this post!! We are the person we are because of us and no one else! Do you know what I mean? Just believe in yourself!!

Inspiration By Karen Needle Felted Sculptures of Dogs, Cats, Birds, Wildlife, Portraits, Paintings said...

Darla, Love you work, as always!
Good hearing from you!
Karen ; )

Cathy Bueti said...

Darla I love this piece! Not just the artwork but the message. I think so many of us can relate! I know I can! Great post! Thanks for sharing so honestly.