Saturday, 18 April 2009

Soundless Saturday No. 32

81 comments:

Sarah said...

Good morning hon!!! I wonder if we don't all feel that way sometimes - yes? I have such empathy for those that feel that way more than not. I can't imagine being stuck in that place. I am breathing - I'll email you later this morning!! Love you, Sarah

Meghann said...

How true that is....Renee you are just amazing!

Marion said...

The line in your lonely little picture reminds me of this line from Dante's Inferno: "In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in a dark wood where the true way was wholly lost." When I first read that line a few years ago, it was like being hit in the head with a brick. I understood exactly what he meant.

God bless you and keep your under his soft, comforting, downy feathers today, sweet Renee.

Psalm 91:4 "You will be covered by his feathers; under his wings you will be safe: his good faith will be your salvation."

soulbrush said...

sometimes i like being alone, and not lonely.

Audrey said...

I always think that the image you post is my new "favorite," but Renee, I must say - this image speaks to my soul! I see the young woman walking alone into the eye of a storm! And all those stars in the sky are not taking away her fear, or instilling courage in her. I see that girl as you, me, Daria and too many others. I want to hug her.
Love audrey
xoxoxo

Ces said...

Renee darling, good morning! Hope the sun shines brightly on your side.

The image - that would be the time I would want that man with survival skills to be with me. Now find your way out of the desert and make sure you don't get dehydrated. Floow the stars - they spell your name and lead you to your heart.

studio lolo said...

I love children's art. This is a very powerful image! We all feel that way sometime.

Thanks for the prayers. Please direct them to New Hampshire for my brother. They moved him to ICU yesterday. (He has sepsis.)

Meanwhile, my prayers keep flying to Winnipeg to my raven sister ;)

Have a gentle weekend filled with sunshine and spring blossoms.

xoxo
Lolo

K said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for all of your kind words! It made my day! :)

Linda Sue said...

That would sort of suck! Especially if you forgot to bring a dew collector for water gathering and a scarf. BUT no matter sometimes we feel ourselves to be alone- we are not...we are all connected by heart strings by incarnations by love- we are little units scattered from the whole- aloneness is just another one of those pesky illusions. LOVEXXXOOO

Micki said...

Renee thank you so much for the wonderful comment you left me on my latest painting, you made me a very happy lady!


Micki x

glorv1 said...

I'm right there with you in that desert Renee. You are not alone. Hope your weekend is going well and my thoughts are always with you. I prayed for you this morning. Take care.

Rusted Wings said...

This is a powerful truth....and seems to be so in the most desolate places of our life experience!
beauty coming out of the ashes...
this is my prayer for you!
xoabigail

Julie-ann said...

This art is so deep! Hope the sun is shinning and the birds are singing the loveliest songs? Charlotte is asking for me to play outside with her and she is counting to a hundred while I am writing. Apparently I have gone to a billion thousand!
Have a great weekend Renee! I better behave and do my orders,lol!

Snowbrush said...

"How true that is..."

How true what is? Am I being dense? Am I spending too much time wondering if water really does go down the drain in the opposite direction in Canada to what it does in the U.S?

Lovely, lovely, drawing!

kj said...

who is this 'artist', renee?

my favorite part is the giant shadow from the little tree on the right.

love love

~Vintage Nina~ said...

Hi Renee! Thank you so much for your thoughts on my painting....it means so much to me. You are such an inspiration, and a beautiful soul. I felt so honored to get a comment from you!!! I hope you are doing well! I am sending your health, laughs, peace and love!!!
HAPPY DAY!!!
~Nina

Sonia ;) said...

I find alone sometimes is the peace I need to recharge. Peace can be alone, alone is peace when you need it. Rambling....I love the picture....sometime alone can be a casualty...too much thought time...many thoughts alone with one's self...can either be positive or negative...make u sad or happy...like flicking a damn coin....

Ok Im tossing my coin into the artroom and play some music.

Bravo Renee....(_/_)...(_\_)....(((_/_)))..(Jlo shake)

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Debbie said...

I love this. I love the smallness of your subject.

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

But the stars would not leave you alone :]

Jennifer said...

I feel like that today, too.

kj said...

hello renee! here's where you'll find valgal's magical houses:
http://valgalart.blogspot.com/

i'm proud to have her friendship. you'll find some familiar folks commenting there as well.

i imagine you would have reacted as my mother did if one of your children came home every day needing a full change of clothes. or maybe you would have been like i imagine i would have been, i.e. "you need to see a counselor to discover the underlying cause of this!" hee hee.

nice as always to hear from you my dear friend moon sister.
xoxo

Michelle said...

As we do

xxx

lakeviewer said...

Oh, this is sad. Thanks for the doctor's orders, Renee.

You asked me how many children I have and I never answered you. I have three, two boys, one girl. The eldest boy and the girl are married. The youngest is only 28, a late comer in the family. I only have one grandchild, so far.

As your children, mine also are a source of pride. We love to see them, but it is hard since we moved to Oregon. My grandchild has begun to come up with friends and spends some time with us during the warm months. I can't wait to see her this summer.

Flor Larios Art said...

Hi Renee,
Thank you for visiting my blog...I am here just to say hi.
Love,
Flor

Deborah said...

Hello Renee, I didn't see an email on here for you...so I shall reply here. About looks...let's just say I have always been immature and I only post photos of myself that I like! AND I am not fighting cancer. I see you as the beautiful, incredible words you arrange. You are a very talented lady! **blows kisses** Deborah

Ces said...

Hey Doll! How are you doll? I am here. Do you want me to do an intervention?

Ces said...

Sounds like you had a busy day. I am glad you had fun! Why was she in and out of the train?

Audrey said...

You are loved!
xoxoxo

Delwyn said...

Hello Renee
this really is an interesting image - those stars are of course the star of David...and have guided thousands for milleniums...

Happy days

~Vintage Nina~ said...

Hi Sweet Renee! I still am not sure on a name for my painting, but I promise to let you know. I wanted you to let you know I LOVE your painting. It says so many things to me. I see the face in the corner, and the Jewish stars, and the desert. I had that feeling seven years ago when my daughter (Jolie Grace) had to leave me and go to heaven. I felt SO ALONE!!! I never thought I would make it out of my sorrow. I felt so abondned by everyone who meant something to me. It was part of my life I can say now has made me stronger, but I would give anything to have my daughter back! So when I saw your painting it reminded me of my journey after Jolie Grace. You are so blessed to have so many wonderful people in your life, and I feel honored to share your journey with you! You are truly an inspiration! HUGS, PEACE & LOVE!!!
~Nina

glorv1 said...

Renee dear, thank you very much. It's a lovely book that I will read later this evening and keep forever. I was very happy when I seen it and still am. I feel proud to have you as my friend. Thank you and have a great Sunday. ::hugs::

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

It is when you are alone that you can look around at the wonder of the universe! I am feeling a bit nervous - my 14 yr old son is currently travelling alone to Canberra to attend a convention where he won't know anyone.

I wish I could send you one of my apple pies :) Lisa

Michelle said...

Yes, all sorts.
The damn dog is a distraction at least:)

Ces said...

How old is she?

BT said...

Renee, you will never be alone while you are surrounded by people who love you here. Turn round and get out of that desert.
Love and hugs
BT

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Thanks for your encouraging words Renee!! He is there for a week and has strict instructions to ring regularly :) We are really proud of him - he was selected as one of 30 students around the country to attend an Invention Convention. Should be a great experience for him.

Enjoy your Sunday! Lisa

Ces said...

Hahah! Pure genius and I love that age. Oh, I miss having toddlers. I felt my most tender moments of motherhood when the children were very young and unable to express themselves, I tended to be so conscious and alert of their needs. I never saw 2 as terrible. I wanted my children to be assertive 2s or even stubborn 2s. Josephine sounds like a doll and I can imagine the much appreciated exhaustion that you felt yesterday.

nollyposh said...

i love this <3

Bella Sinclair said...

This is just brilliant! Was it made by a wee artist, or a grown up in a wee state of mind, I wonder. If it was a grown up, I think it's genius. To find yourself all alone in a vast desert...well, I'd feel as vulnerable as a child, that's for sure. That lone tree with the shadow..... I love this!

Missed you yesterday, but I'm glad to see you back. xoxo

Karin said...

I have one question Renee, is this little girl caught in Miseryand?! many thanks my friend, and much love, K

kj said...

i'm abit surprised how happy i am when i find your comments on my blog. there are a few special people who make me feel that way and you are one of them. i always like what you have to say. just thought i'd let you know, moon sister.

xoxo back at you.

Ces said...

Yes some children are so much more blessed because they have loving families and a rich heritage. I often wondered if there was Internet during my Mother's lifetime...I wonder if she would have been googling...no she would have taken everything with a grain of salt, she would still have read as much as she did.

You are a special woman. You are wicked, tight and cool.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Renee,

You are lucky to have so many friends here for you and that you will never be alone.

I hope that you are having a lovely weekend and I am so happy that I have found your blog.
Wishing all good things for you.

Hugs
Carolyn

Daria said...

Renee, did you get your results back from the CT scan? Sorry if you posted the results and I missed it ...

If not, when do you get them?

Diana Evans said...

Hi Renee....even though we just met...I feel blessed to know you....I have an award for you....so pop by when you have a chance!!

Hugs
Diana

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I have just received a text message to say he arrived safely - now I can relax! Thanks for your sweet comments :) Lisa xx

citizen of the world said...

Tjat's a powerfully sad picture, and probably a universal experience. At any rate, it sure speaks to me right now, so thank you.

Julie-ann said...

Hi Renee, lovely to hear from you.
Charlotte had us dancing on a small exercise trampoline while play piggy in the middle. Mark had a bad back and arm and ached every time he reached for the ball and I did very mini bounces due to hurting my face. We were a right pair. Here's Charlotte bouncy with energy changing the rules of the game and we as mere servants obeyed,lol!
It was sunny yesterday but still needed a coat on. The sun is shinning again today and looks warmer? Hoping for some real lovely days!
I love listening to the birds singing mostly while in the garden or the window open in the house.
Birds give so much peace and grounding to nature.
How did your day go? Hope the day was a lovely day as well as today for you! Enjoy the sun relaxing you with a nice cup of tea!
Going to create in the back room, not the mental type,lol!
God bless you Renee!

Manon Doyle said...

I can totally relate to this piece...... especially lately! Great work!

Naive15yearold said...

I found myself trapped alone in my own phony world...


i like this
:)

Anonymous said...

Good morning Renee.I think the stars will make the wee girl feel loved and not alone. They represent all those who love her.
Wishing you a good week. Love and hugs, Barb

Ces said...

Renee, I meant to enter this comment on your blog in response to your comment:

I love that you have personal recollections of every painting I present. I, as the painter, that is what I want to convey, not to make the viewer guess what I am thinking and feeling, because they really can't do that but to successfully be able to affect the viewer to relate to the painting at a personall level. This painting used to hang in my apartment in New Jersey in a hall directly from my closet, so I saw it every time I got dressed. Now it is hanging in my bedroom together with some paintings that have personal meanings to me. Thanks Renee.

Ces said...

I explained it on my blog what it is called is a patadyong. Do you want one of those?

Ces said...

Yes we barbecue all the time. I handle the bratwurst and hotdogs and my husband does the sirloin and chicken breasts. He is better at doing them because he knows the right consistency and tenderness. I on the other hand know when the temperature is just enough so as not to burn the bratwurst and hotdog. I have seen some women scorched theirs and some men sometimes undercook their meat. I hate that. I never eat other people's meat. I only eat the ones my husband serve me.

Lola said...

I'm feeling very lonely today.
Ciao sweet Renee.

The only thing I will really miss in these 8 wks of work, will be not coming here to visit you as often as I'd like to.

Be well

Peach Street ~ Jamie said...

Dear Renee,
I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you now more than ever. You must feel like that monster under your bed is around every corner right now but I want you to know my bet's on you!

Much love my friend,
Jamie
Xoxo

Wendy said...

Hi Renee, thanks for visiting my blog. And for your empathic nature. This pic truly plucks at my heartstrings.
Love and Light
Namaste
Wendy

Woman in a Window said...

Alone, yes. Desert, no.
Now alone in a dessert...I can take that.

kj said...

well renee, the day's about to end and i haven't said good morning or good evening, so here's a drive-by to give you a quick kiss on your cheek and applaud the warmth of your heart. sleep well, moon sister. tomorrow is another day.
xoxo

kj said...

renee, mr. ryan wants to jump on top of little mr. drew to hug him but other than that, he seems to be doing fine with his new brother. i always think it must be a trauma for a little kid to see so much routine change over night, but everybody seems to survive it.

i'd like to hear more about your little one. take care, okay?

Caroline said...

The desert's getting crowded now - 60 comments again! So glad the butterfly card arrived and you are happy with it . Must admit I was beginning to wonder if it had got lost!!

jgy said...

I love anything with the word 'found' in the title, especially when its amongst such beautiful watercolor strokes and washes and sentiments.

Julie-ann said...

Hi Renee, I always remember you first when visiting my blog. Holding you dear to my heart and wishing to send you love and happiness!

Looks a lovely day today, the sun is shinning really early in the morning and there is not a cloud in site.
Hoping you are receiving some of this beautiful sunshine also!
Even if the sun is not able to get through, you're totally enough sunshine for everyone!
God bless you Renee!

Chrisy said...

She's alone but she's not wasteing her time fantasicing or procrastinating...she's movin forward and as long as we keep moving her consciousness is growing...

Anne said...

Hi, Renee! A very moving piece of personal art. You are not alone, though you may feel like it at times. I know this because your friends, Bella and Ces, created a blog award in your honor. And it has been spreading far and wide. I am a lucky recipient of your award and have passed it along to others on my blog today. Your light shines on! :-)

Mad Texter said...

Hey Renee,

Wow, you must dream in hi def color! I've had crazy dreams lately, vampires and ants. They're not scary, just very intriguing.

Sometimes, I think the crazier the dream, the better the outlook.

(As an aside, I'm now Twittering...look out! Madtexting and cinicism by the minute! Aahhhg! Somebody stop me! (Find me on Twitter as "Mad Texter".

Peace to you.

suziart said...

Renee, Very powerful, gives off a lot of feelings. This is my first visit to your blog, and I am so grateful that I found it. What an inspiration you are.
May the sun shine on you today, my dear.
Hugz, Suzi

Shelly said...

When I’ve felt “alone in the desert" and am not able to get a hold of you I always think of God – I believe in him and therefore know that I am never truly alone which is very comforting to me … I always think of the line in the Foot Prints poem where the Lord says “my precious, precious child, I love you and would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you” The art you picked is very sweet just like being alone sometimes can be.

Peach Street ~ Jamie said...

I'm glad you believe me...I've never said anything more true!

Jamie

Julie-ann said...

Hi Renee, thank you so much for your beautiful message. Mr Simpson was a great and gentleman. I miss the old days so much sometimes but embrace the new days.
Renee, If I go to heaven before you I will stand near and be there for you when it is your turn. I will make sure your close friends and family as they will be closer. If you see a little smiling women in the back ground, this will be me and I will wave to you and blow you a kiss!

All my love and hugs!

kj said...

knock knock...
are you having a good day?
:)

Snowbrush said...

Hey, Renee, good looking, drop around and see me sometime.

I love the chimneys with trees blossoming out of them.

Ces said...

HEYHEYHEYHEYHEYHEY!

My angel sent me two lovely jewels today!

WOW!

Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris Millar said...

Hi Renee, I've been so very honoured to receive the 'Renee' award by one of my new card making buddies. Just wanted to let you know that I'm spreading the seed
http://scissorsista.wordpress.com/

Whilst we don't know each other, I am thinking of you and sending you healing thoughts and wishes.

Pattee said...

Renee you have touch my heart.
Seeing birds circling you head gave me pause...and I realized I too can see birds circling my head...

I would love to send you my little fool to you~ The black and white one... all thou is it the one on the left?

If you'd like to send me your address he'll be in the mail...

I'm glad I found your blog~
Pattee

Pattee said...

Thanks again Renee...
The offer still stands....
Pattee

Deb a.k.a.The Invisible Blogger.... said...

So Renee how are you? You haven't posted in a couple days so of course I wonder. have you heard anything? Are you okay? I miss your "retro" homemaker posts. I have been busy making "new friends" (see my blog).
I hope you are okay and just having a quiet moment, or better yet fun with family.

Tessa said...

Renee, I do truly understand and I feel your pain and your lonliness, but here, take my hand and we will walk together for a while and speak of the people we find deliciously irresistible, the places we have visited, the pictures we have seen and we will talk of life and love, and we'll laugh, too. Yes, we will - you and I, along with all those friends from around around the world who cherish you and care for you....

Angela Recada said...

I love it when a univeral concept is expressed in such an approachable, childlike way. Everyone probably feels that way at some point in their lives.

Dear Renee, I must ask, are you originally from Manitoba? I ask because I feel like we were neighbors, at one time.
:0)
I was born in Alberta a year after you, and spent my very early years in Ontario. I will always have a very special place in my heart for Canada and Canadians.
xoxoxo
Angela

Rebecca Ramsey said...

That is truly beautiful.

Björnik said...

Is this how you felt after the party? Shelly told me you were working at the doors where 500 people passed? Is that true, did you see me smile at you? Shelly invited me in.hahaha

It's ok to be alone sometimes. But if you feel lonely, I'll go out of my way and walk you home from that desert.:) I've missed you Renee!

xoxo
Björnik