Endings and Beginnings

w16-12-24-nost-trishna-l-sqI started my new Nostalgie Sketch book.
It is named Endings and Beginnings.
I don’t usually name my sketchbooks but this one cried out to me.
I started it during the dark of the moon.
We just were making the decision to put Kamala to sleep.

Trishna Jewelry, my long-time sideline jewelry business, is ending.
I need to move in another direction, art-oriented.
Check the main page for the sale….
I have a lovely ritual that I am doing to end it and
like all good rituals it has a life of its own.
The ritual has been uplifting and intimate!

The not-great year is ending, the sunlight is growing.
May 2017 bring higher consciousness to the foreground.

Setting discernible goals.  I bought a calendar designed for just that,
and I haven’t done that in years.  Wednesday, on the New Moon I prioritized goals.
This calendar gives me a way to track progess over months while I work in our business.

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Timed writings begin again, putting my psyche ahead as I step into a more creative space, and realize that the time of just learning watercolors is over.
This doesn’t mean I am a master,
but artists learn sometimes by immersing themselves in another artist’s ways
(like when you take a class)
and then the work of learning as you create and experiment
and let your muse move you begins.

I am clearing out cobwebs,
making space for new ideas.

Also, you may see pages without the writing if the writing is too personal
for the world wide web!  If I picked my audience… I’d be open.

Being on the internet — reading blogs, seeing art on FB —  will be for late afternoon,
when I am not so creative or busy and want a NAP.

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Body first also, as I now have the means to an end —
A great physical therapist who can put me back together again.
Dropping weight, yes, but mostly getting into shape.

I guess this is as close as I get to
a New Year’s Resolution.

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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12 Responses to Endings and Beginnings

  1. Hi Katie
    Love ALL the drawings/paintings in this post! The Buddha / Ganesh necklace and all the lovely beads. Really evocative. Wishing you all the very best for your re-focusing for 2017. 💙

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  2. bikerchick57 says:

    Wonderful resolutions, Kate! Next year will be better!

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  3. loisajay says:

    Wow, Kate. You have invigorated me–bring on 2017!! I am gonna’ be ready to do some movin’ and shakin’.

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  4. Nice detail in your sketches. But not too detailed. Your sketches breathe. Look forward to hearing how you like the new sketchbook. This year has definitely ended on a sad note. One door shuts we just have to find the open door. All the very best in 2017

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  5. Neesie says:

    You’ve inspired me to rethink and focus for the coming New Year Kate.
    Beautiful artwork and I wish you all the best for a fantastic creative 2017!

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  6. As always your posts are full of interesting art, ideas, and well just you. Wishing you the very best for 2017.

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