Monday, January 4, 2010

uncomfortable at the edges


Today I started the art therapy studio class that I am taking this week and
 I got off to a rattled start.
We were stuck in traffic for over an hour at the Massachusetts border.
I was perplexed as to why there were so many cars with just one person in them, all going in the same direction.
I was just disgruntled because I had to pee like crazy and there was no way to get off the highway.
We followed the GPS and it led us astray.
I arrived to my first day of class 20 minutes late.
My husband drove away and five hours later, I realized I'd left my debit card and drivers license in the car.
I forgot my camera cord and my phone charger.

I got off to a rattled start.

but....
in class, I painted. All day long. The colors, the paper, my brushes became my reliable friends. I danced with images and even if I wasn't fully there,
I am here now
getting more comfortable
with my uncomfortable edges.
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5 comments:

americanepali said...

you always have to pee :)

Sorry that class started with a rattle, but maybe you started with bumps to make the rest more smooth.

Tracy said...

Happy New Year! We're just back from our trip and catching up with you here... Feeling jet-lagged and heart-fuzzy after a sweet Christmas, good to be home and back in blogland. Very much enjoying checking in with your recent postings Looking forward to sharing creative year here with you. Hope you class is more smoother sailings soon... Wishing you & yours all the very best of love, peace & joy in 2010! :o)

warmaspie said...

Thanks for your comments on my little spot in cyberspace. I hope that we both have an academically productive year! I started my doctoral program about two months before getting pregnant with our first child (completely planned...crazy, I know!). That little boy is now over 4 years old, and number two is 17 months. I've never been able to be very disciplined about my work, but now I'm ready! I loved your reflection on the name of your blog and Etsy shop. Make sense to me.

Jacqueline said...

Happy new year!! Wishing you and yours many beautiful moments in 2010! The class sounds wonderful! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

jacqueline
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Enrouge {karan karla} said...

Hi there . . you stopped by my blogette around the holidays and I just wanted to say hello to you, too! I love this post, btw. I was saying, "Oh, no!" all the way through it. What a day, and can't we all relate? Painting or any kind of creating just melts away the hard edges of those life bumps. Makes for a nice story the way you tell it {nice story with visuals!}.
Hope you have a happy Thursday! I'll put you in my bookmarks. : )
Karla

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