April 4, 2012

* Finding my Bliss?

Butterfly Effect is looking for Frida.  I'm going to send this over for you.  Loved making the pages. 

I moved to Mexico.  It felt wonderful.  I was strong and full of life.  The first year was exactly that .... pure bliss.  Second year?  Hell opened up and ate me whole.  Still digesting me.  Hasn't spit all of me out yet.

The big gift I have received from all this?  I have found my artist.  Hidden deep inside she was too afraid to make an appearance. She was never allowed out. This last two years, she has stepped forward and I am amazed at where some of my paintings come from.  They are gifts.  I can't stay out of my studio.

So ... will I find my bliss in this little hill town in Mexico?  I want to.  I'm looking and soul searching.  Will I become the woman I am meant to be ... here, in this little hill town in Mexico.  That was my dream.  I'm still workin' on it.

Today, I did a double spread for my Book of Days.  It speaks of finding my bliss here and the questions attached to that.  I am ill at the moment.  I feel like I'm fighting for my soul.  My art, when I can do it, is saving me.  This too shall pass.

Here is the latest double spread.


Thanks for dropping by.  Thanks for all your wonderful comments, even though mine have been absent from your blogs.  Take care.  ooxx  Donna

“To find your own way is to follow your bliss. This involves analysis, watching yourself and seeing where real deep bliss is -- not the quick little excitement , but the real deep, life-filling bliss.” - Joseph Campbell

20 comments:

  1. I just logged in and read this. I think you are full of courage, which means full of heart. I raise my hand to your endurance and send a prayer that we all become the women we are meant to be.

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  2. Oh wonderful images and colors, Donna! Rest, Be well. We need your art out in the world! xx Jane

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  3. Lovely pages Donna, very vibrant and full of life, very Mexican, too! Great spread! Hope you soon feel better, Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Good morning, Donna. Your latest spread is STRONG with Frida to boost your spirits and encourage you to pursue your art. Your studio is calling to you.

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  5. The pages are chock full of color, detail... very absorbing. Will you find it? You are in it!

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  6. Oh, the ebb and flow.... I am well familiar! Many of us are on this same quest and need to hold each other up when necessary. We are there for you and oh, my goodness, have you ever found your artist... You have put her out there and there is no denying it any more! Be well, my friend, you are stronger than you know!!!

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  7. oh donna, love how you mixed frida and paper piece collage! i'm so glad that you are rising (like a phoenix) but i remain soooo curious about the story that got you there. sorry, i know that is not pc to be so nosy, but....i am what i am and honest, too. lol winkwink xoxo

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  8. You are a pillar of strength, you will make it.
    This creativity that you show us is in you every single day.I love the colours.

    xxo
    Salma

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  9. You are a pillar of strength, you will make it.
    This creativity that you show us is in you every single day.I love the colours.

    xxo
    Salma

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  10. Donna, thanks for your thoughts and your art, I enjoyed both even if you are wrestling a bit . . . I know you must know of this quote, another by Campbell:
    Follow your bliss. Find where it is and don't be afraid to follow it.
    ~ Joseph Campbell

    xoxoxo

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  11. I think you are so wonderful now...you could only become even more awesome! xo

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  12. Happy Easter Lady D! You've been working so hard on your book and a lot of beautiful memories are filling it and more to come. We have our ups and downs just keep pushing and pulling that's all we can do. Get that Skype going!! Do take care.

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  13. Hold tight, Donna! Sending you lots of healing energy. I'm glad you found your artist and that you decided to share her with us. :) Gorgeous journal spread! This too shall pass is my mantra, too, in difficult times. :) Wishing you well!

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  14. Hi sweetheart. Just popped by to apologise for not being around much lately, and see you are not well. I hope by the time you read this you are on the mend. Your pages for your book of days project are so beautiful, full of life and colour!! Keep faith with your Goddess, she will bring new life to your bones :D XXX

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  15. Donna, thank you for sharing your beautiful work and you life with us all. taking us along on your journey of self discovery helps us discover our own selves too. Wishing you well , peace and harmony.

    Marie

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  16. Wishing you a Blessed Beltane, and hoping that the turning of the seasons brings you joy and good health :D XXX

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  17. where's my donna? someone in los angeles misses you
    xoxoxoxo

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  18. So loved looking at these pages again :D, and glad you felt inspired to join in this week :D XXX

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  19. Love your pages!Thank you for sharing your journey and I'm sending all the positive and healing energy I can your way.

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  20. I love your spread. The colours are so vibrant, beautiful.

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