Saturday, 22 August 2009

Soundless Saturday No. 46


















*artwork by Jenna Colby

65 comments:

Debbie said...

I'm not quite sure if I fully grasp this but I like the idea of truth in small doses! Or reality.

Micki said...

Love this painting Renee!!

Hope you are feeling well and happy today sweetie.

Micki x

pRiyA said...

i want to drown in fantasy.

yoborobo said...

Truth that we can absorb? Little packets that don't overwhelm us? I'm all for that. There are a lot of things in this world that would be tolerable if they came in small doses.
Sucks that they can come in big old flippin' tsunamis.

Love you, Renee! A hummingbird is on the way - xox Pam

melissa said...

This is great. Definitely for the moments/days when the world feels like it is too much to take. Hope all is well Renee, still adore your blog, as always!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Not easy - but so wise, the idea of taking life in the smallest of doses. "Just this much", Stephen Levine (buddhist writer) would say.

Hope some rays of sunshine can find their way through to you and yours, Renee.

Sarah said...

Yes..truth in small pieces seems a good thing for you right now hon. Hope too much truth is not rushing at you at present.
Love you much, Sarah

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Real life can be often over rated - love your fantasy and soundless posts Renee!

It is I who look up to you - you have such a wicked sense of humour and a real zest for life, despite the challenges that are thrown at you. Have a great weekend, Lisa x

Annie said...

I love this. I have never been one to live in the real world :-). I hope it was not too "real" at the hospital yesterday. Love and prayers. xoxo

Deborah said...

Excellent idea. Thinking of you alway, love. **kisskiss** Deb

Deborah said...

**kisskisskisskiss*

sinnlighet said...

Jag älskar dina målningar, de är fantastiska! I love your painting from my heart!!

Agneta, your swedish blogfriend

Dede said...

It seems that there are only a couple of things that are not better in small doses, sunshine and laughter. Sending you both!
(((HUGS)))

studio lolo said...

I love the quote, but is it me or does she look like she has fetal alcohol syndrome?



Did I make you smile?

xoxoxo

Rikkij said...

Renee-sometimes an hour of truth is too much to bear. Love you! take care~rick

Marie S said...

Oh Renee this is a great one.
I love the painting and small doses of anything make it easier to swallow. Good or bad!
But the good is so much more palatable for longer periods.
I am with Priya on this.
Love and hugs my pretty.
Warm virtual arms holding you and yours all of the time!

secret agent woman said...

Oh my God, Renee. I've been brooding all morning about how I can only write hints of the truth lest it overwhelm me. You can't control what truths get thrown at you, but there is something to being able to put it at bay and let it in only a little at a time.

(my word verification is inthugs, whic reminds me to send my internet hugs to you.)

Jaliya said...

Oh, Renee -- YES. Thank you again for muse-medicine that speaks to my presently tattered soul.

Love, love and more love xoxoxoxo

YayaOrchid said...

Sending hugs and prayers! Lova ya!

Marie S said...

I am so sorry my pretty.
I am throwing a life raft to you!!
And my hand.
Love and hugs.

Marion said...

Yes, truth is definitely better in small doses. Even ten minutes seems a lifetime for some things....I adore the sullen little girl. She reminds me of me. LOL! I love you, Renee. Keep on truckin'! Blessings!!!

Sara Williams said...

I like the painting. The message says to me, talk the truth in small chunks so that it can be absorbed.

secret agent woman said...

One step, one small piece of truth. Glad to have you with me on the path.

Madtexter said...

That's cute. Yes, please give me the truth in small doses. It may take me a while to digest it, since I just adore being oblivious most of the time.

Sarah said...

That is a good idea sometimes I think. I love all this art you find-you know some talented people. Love to you this weekend. xx

Angela Recada said...

Love you, dear heart.
xoxoxo
Angela

Lola said...

Renee that dish gives you a foodgasm.
I know you don't like to cook, but try it. Please.

Sending you love, as always.
~Lola xx

Julie-ann said...

This is such a brilliant piece of art. Love the sulky looking pout!
It is so strange how a mouth right at the bottom is so attractive even when it looks so wrong. It works!

Julie-ann said...

Renee, thank you so much, will pass on you're loving message. I love to talk about you to my mum.
I don't think I have a cat yet to go with my art right. Maybe one day?
Thank you for saying the art is better without the kitty, I felt this way and took two days to decide and paint over kitty.
All my love Renee, sweet dreams, nan night and don't let the bed bugs bite. My bed time, oh not fair, I want to stay up!
Kisses XXXXXXXxxxxxxxxXXXXXX

Chrisy said...

I'll have mine in 15 second bytes please...10 minutes is way too long...
ps wrappin my arms around you honey...just breathin with you...

Karin Bartimole said...

Hi Renee,
I have been hard at work finishing a new sculptural piece, so I haven't been online until now, and I missed your earlier request - I'll check in with J soon. I love you, and am so glad the books, in all their forms, brought you pleasure today!! a big hug and loads of love, K

Manon Doyle said...

love the piece and the quote

hope you're doing well Renee!!

love,
manon
xoxo

Sonia ;) said...

I so look like that on most days HA HA HA....were you following me...can only take reality in small doses..

Love you Lovey xoxox

Tell my Hero...No Fear..and kiss him on the forehead for me.

Ces said...

If Lola says food gives you foodgasm, then truth gives you truthgasm!

♥ Braja said...

Renee, finally I get online and get the chance to say hello and nice to meet you :))

yoborobo said...

Renee - just stopping by to say goodnight. I hope you can get some rest. I know you must need it. There is a frog outside my window singing his little heart out. It's a nice lullaby. Love to you - xox Pam

Woman in a Window said...

Just the way her legs are splayed, tough and for balance, a little daring, oh, that is good enough for me. Bring it on!
xo
erin

Linda said...

Hi Renee, Just wanted to say hello and hope you are having a good weekend.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

YouTube has a maximum 10 minute limit on its videos. Oh. My. God. Everything on YouTube must be true! Nooooooo!

drollgirl said...

look at that face!!! amazing!

Marion said...

PS: I mentioned at my previous blog comment, but I'm so HAPPY you got the card and bookmark I sent you via snail mail! That was my virgin letter to Canada!! Now that my letters know the way, you just might get a few surprises now and then. Love, Blessings and (((HUGS)))!!!!!!!!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Sending my love and hugs to you Renee.

Hugs
Carolyn
xo

Kate James said...

Sometimes this is all you can manage.

I understood your tears after watching the sand dancer post ...I love you too Renee. xx

Allegra Smith said...

I just as well take truth with a spoonful of dream honey, hope sugar and a drop of disbelief.
In my opinion it is best served as tea, with serenity petit fours, cakes of understanding, tolerance liqueur, and plenty of disregard napkins.

Depending upon the cook it may be served hot, and then the flavor is bitter or cold and then one doesn't know what to do with it. Who would have thought that truth could complicate life when coming uninvited and unexpected?

From life to life. Forever.

Ces said...

No way! I am not disappearing. I need to lay off drawing, truly! I need to give myself a break from posting because sometimes it feeds my desire to draw some more. My wrist really hurts. I shall continue visiting my favorites and you of all people, I will never just disappear from you. Never! I love you. Truly. I try not to say that a lot anymore because people might think I love everybody and I don't. I only love very few people and especially on the blogs where everyone says they love everybody, it's so easy, but when I say I love you, I really do. I would like to have a bloggermance date with you and Bella and Marie sometimes.

Silver said...

Thinking of you too. Let's hang in tough together, 'k.

Allegra Smith said...

What is mine is yours, from the heart and for life to life. Forever. If you find it usable, use it. You certainly don't need my approval. Hugs all around and now I am off to my bench. Packages need to fly out of here and I am falling behind :)

Raven said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I loved your comment. :)

p.s. Soundless Saturday or not, you should really credit an artist's work. This sweet painting is by Jenna Colby who goes by Soopajdelux on Etsy:
http://soopajdelux.etsy.com

I love love love her work and have 2 of her prints already and want more as each evokes such feeling.

My very best to you... I am now a follower, so I'm looking forward to reading more about you!

xxx

Anairam said...

This is a lovely drawing, Renee! Sometimes truth can be so overwhelming that one has to take it in small doses. Not avoid it, but just ingest it slowly. I also really liked your list below from the cancer book - as I was reading through it I thought how relevant it feels, good advice all round. As I grow older I am much more aware of my mortality and the need to live my life in the now. (PS On camping - non-campers of the world, unite! How in hell can one keep the champagne cold if there is no fridge, anyway??)

pinkglitterfae said...

looks like she's steadying herself for something heavy, lol!
I love the artwork you show Renee, and your new blog header is fantastic!

@eloh said...

Renee, in cleaning up my blog, no no I mean the side bar stuff...I realized that a million years ago when I started following you I did it anonymously...so as not to embarrass you that a moog like me was around...today I came out of the closet.
Peace.

Deborah said...

**kisskisskiss**
And a Hug.

Daria said...

I think it means that the truth can be told in small increments of time and if it takes too long ... you're probably BSing or lying.

Just a guess...

~Babs said...

Although at times it seems an outright lie, we are never given more than we can bear.
(even if it feels very overwhelming)
Grateful for small doses,,,,

Jeanne said...

Blessings and thanks for your visit and kind words
Love Jeanne♥

TheChicGeek said...

I love that! Sometimes it is difficult to hear it all at once, isn't it...little bit at a time softens the blow....LOL

Although, if it is good news, one should just let it rip! LOL :)

Have a Happy Day, Renee!
xox

kj said...

'the truth shall set you free.'

that's what i thought of when i saw this post. then i thought 'be kind.'

then i thought 'never cut what can be untied'

i think of you on weekends, hoping your days have gone okay

xoxo

Ces said...

As usual I agree with me, myself and I! Good evening sweetheart!

Diana Evans said...

you can always make us think even when you say very little Renee!!!! and I love that!!!

Hugs
Diana

Ces said...

Thanks Renee. Here's looking at you! Have a wonderful night my sweet.

Sue said...

Renee, I was not familiar with this artist ...thank you for introducing her to me.

Small doses, seem so much easier to swallow than large don't they? They somehow don't weigh us down
and quash our spirit as quickly and give us time to
regroup our strength.

Thinking of you, Sheldon and Jacqui.

Hugs,

Mariana Soffer said...

Beautifull drawing along with its text.
Good choice, because the universe is constantly laughing at us, it is obvious, the irony is a fundamental ingredient of this universe, so the most you can get are 3 small pieces of time to understand.

Lori ann said...

Dear Renee,

I've just caught up with posts i've missed.

I don't know what to say.

I've walked away from here twice.

I don't know what to say.

I'm sorry. I'm sad and angry. I'm stuck. I wish I knew what to say. But I can't walk away and not say anything. It's not fair. That's what I want to say.

It's NOT FAIR.

If there were anything I could do. I don't know you or your family. But, I would do it. I would.

I love you. I love your family. Everything can be taken away. Except Love. Nothing can take away that.

lori full of love

oneartistjournal said...

Sweet Renee..I hope you are well today and I wish you well every day...I really love this art work..it speaks to me..it's cheerful and sad in the same time..I like contradiction in art and in life...it makes it all rich...

La Donna Welter said...

Love the piece, and the quote.....

Hugs,
La Donna