It would be so much easier to keep up with this little spiritual practice blog if I would just scan and publish the paintings each day as they were done. But I often find myself saying, oh, I’m too busy today, I’ll get to it tomorrow. And of course, tomorrow I’m busy and each day the processing of all of this piles up and by the time I get to it I have a stack. I suppose I don’t actually have to publish them….but that was kind of the deal I made with myself when I started.
Most of life, I think, is just showing up and slogging through. Most of life isn’t ethereal and beautiful in a greeting card, rainbows & unicorns kind of way. Sometimes I find this a huge disappointment. Sometimes I find it encouraging.
This is another view of the piece I did on Day 3. Camaderry Mountain in Glendalough, Ireland struck my fancy and has stayed with me since. From certain perspectives it looks like it has these little creatures marching down its back like animals in a circus train. I had a friend in Glendalough years ago and I’ve lost track of him. This makes me sad. I feel like I’ve done something wrong. Why can’t things stay the same while they change? Why are relationships so complicated?
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