Sunday, August 2, 2015

Get Real

This is the painting project I mentioned last Wednesday.  Seven 6 x 6 inch hardboard panels honoring ROY G BIV.  They were finished off with gloss varnish, which is why there's glare on a few of them.

I'll be taking a break from blog posting for a while.  I'm going further into seclusion for the foreseeable future.  Will still be online two or three times a week, keeping in touch by email, reading others' blogs, etc.  But I want to stop talking here.

What if...you suddenly realized that for much of your life there's been a wide gulf between the way you see yourself in the world and the way you really are, the way you actually show up? 

What if...you discovered you aren't who you always thought you were?

Don't believe everything you think.

See you when I see you.  Ciao.
 
 
 
 

19 comments:

Jacki Long said...

These are all gorgeous Connie,
I think each is my favorite until I see the next.
The colors are amazing.
Take good care Connie ♥

Pamela Gerard said...

Those are lovely, Connie. Taking a break is always good. Enjoy!

Bonnie said...

Must be in the air! I've been asking the very same questions... Onward into the actual!

Jan said...

Gorgeous. A suitable tribute. I'm reading Fannie Flagg's "Standing in the Rainbow"; about 2/3 of the way through, some folks actually--fictionally?--stood in a rainbow where it touched down.

I think artists stand in the rainbow.

Have a blissful silence.

xo

Peggy Lynn said...

Beautiful work....enjoy your break!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice work. Enjoy the solitude. xox

Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen) said...

I like these because they aren't the usual perky things one might think of when it comes to the rainbow. They're a little solemn... they have a certain energy and playfulness, but they feel serious too. And I like that.

I think we all need to take a break from blogging now and then. Enjoy the rest! I envy your time offline. In our modern world, it often is, or feels like, an obligation to be plugged in all the time. Good for you for getting off the cyber treadmill!

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Like the amount of black in this paint. My favourite. Great series.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Beautiful work! Will miss seeing what you have been up to, but hope you enjoy the break. Will check back from time to time...
Hugs,
Judy

arlee said...

be true to yourself

jenclair said...

Visible texture...my fingers are itching to run over these!

Jeannie said...

I love this series. There is so much texture and interest that you actually see more colors than are actually there. Have a good break. I just had a computer failure induced one. Amazing how many hours of the day opened up. ;)

Nina Fenner said...

Will miss you but enjoy your break, I'm just tiptoeing back after a long break, so I understand completely, bye for now x

Maggi said...

Love these. Will miss you.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Great example of Roy G Biv colors! Taking a break is a good thing. I feel we share many threads in our lives and hope you might consider email as a way of keeping in touch...just a thought.

my croft said...

What if, indeed.
A few years ago, while idling reading further in the online info about my anti-depressive medication, I read a full list of symptoms for PTSD. As it turns out this has been "the problem" all along, except that I don't have full-out hallucinations.

Learning this was destabilizing, but ultimately a relief. I was relieved to realize that I'm not a terrible person, I've had a serious, undiagnosed, untreated behavioral disorder since I was a preschooler. I will 60 in a couple of weeks.

The older I get, the happier I am. Knowledge, howsoever late coming and hard won, is an empowering thing.

go well,
Melanie

Cath Stonard said...

I've only just today discovered your wonderful, and very inspiring blog! Whatever happens, or doesn't happen here in the future, I just felt compelled to let you know.

Charlton Stitcher said...

These are lovely. As a regular Roy G Biver with Jennifer Coyne Qudeen and Julie Booth, I can see what a great tribute they are and a brilliant project. Good luck with you seclusion. Will hope to see you back here when you're ready.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

My sort of paintings. I like the depth of 'solemn'.