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Time, Eric’s drawing challenge

Time is the perfect drawing challenge for me right now. Thank you Eric. It’s so perfect because I feel like I’m both running out of time and running into it.

Running out of time for this drawing challenge. Running out of time for holiday days. Running out of time to relax before I get back to work. Running out of time before Robbie has to leave for England again. And Running into time for new projects, new hopes and dreams. Running into time for cuddles, and togetherness and slow roasted lamb suppers.

I know that might sound strange, but makes so much sense to me.

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Today was a day I was going to do some art, (because there has been pathetically little art happening except for my therapy journal), and after I did the running around for speaker wire and bread and a stop off at the bed store to check out the prices of a possible new guest room bed, and after a lunch with R and starting a turkey and bean soup for supper, after all this I thought I would sit down with a cup of tea and do some art work and R said, “hey, shall we go for a walk?” And that was about the extent of my big breakthrough let’s-do-some-art day.

So I will present this little oil-paper-board-ink collage. It’s called “Waiting for the Muse”. This kind of thing is what I usually do when I have no inspiration…which is something that also comes with time and contemplation.

We all have to take some time here and there.

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Every year I make a New Year’s resolution to stop running out of time and start running into it instead.
I may as well keep that tradition going πŸ˜€

Comments: 14

  • December 30, 2014
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    Time is such a strange thing. I like your “waiting for the muse”. It’s so recognizable. There’s always something else to do…and then we’re running out of time. Thanks for joining. – eric

    • December 30, 2014
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      Clicking on the icon you see “drawingwhispers”. It’s not a mistake but a profile I once made some years ago but never used. – eric

  • December 30, 2014
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    The collage is lovely, and what a great interpretation of the theme. I hope you are still enjoying the ‘time’ with your loved ones!

  • December 30, 2014
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    I like your ‘waiting for the muse’ collage, I think I should create some as well as I do very little art work these days, I was blamed it on not having enough time but really, I’m just not motivated.

    I hope you have a wonderful and creative 2015. have a great day.

  • December 30, 2014
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    Hi Veronica. Seem to be having trouble leaving a comment, so I’ll try one more time and hope you’re not getting all the ones that disappeared…Your words are running in me, reminding me that I need to slow down and do less at this time of year. Your collage sings with the colours I just saw in the fading sunset outside. I hope time slows down for you again soon. Ax

  • daryledelstein

    December 30, 2014
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    i resolve never to make resolutions .. and honestly a walk with a handsome man is art! Xo

  • December 30, 2014
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    oh dear, i dig what you’re saying, about every word of it… life interferes stormingly, and leaves us ‘time-less’. ha. still, i like the sound of you busy-ness too. and now for another cuppa…. n?

  • December 31, 2014
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    Oh yes, you saw i recognize everything about a short of time. Ok, being busy, gives also a good feeling so….compromise i guess is the key-word (as usual)

  • December 31, 2014
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    such a busy world we live in
    and for artists, well we might add even another element to our lives, projects we want to embrace, energy we wish to let flow through us and into a creation
    i enjoyed your healing journal… very much
    such a rich collage…..
    walks are lovely too
    sweet new year to you and yours

  • January 1, 2015
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    But, I think we should not think that all days and times in our lives we need to be inspired. when you do not have inspiration, do not despair, your mind is gathering data for your next moment of inspiration. Have a creative year !! πŸ™‚

  • January 2, 2015
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    Thank you. Nice Waitingtime for the muse. Best wishes for 2015. Lucia
    (I have tryed to comment several times, hope this one finally works)

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