Sunday, August 28, 2011

Transition and change . . .

The ocean is a mighty and beautiful!

This was an interesting past week for me and for so many others.  I am no one special . . . just one in Virginia Beach that experienced an earthquake on Tuesday and Hurricane Irene on Saturday! Wow! It made me think about a lot of things . . . the word transition keeps coming to my mind and with it the word change keeps running close behind.  I took this picture of the Kitty Hawk pier in the Outer Banks just the other weekend when I was there and now I am wondering how it looks today. The ocean is so mighty and ever changing.  Storms come and go, some worse than others.  This time, I think they got hit pretty hard.  I have many friends and family living there and as I have always said . . . I hope to live there one day as well!  My thoughts on that subject haven't changed!

When I think of transitioning, I do think of change.  They go hand in hand don't they? I look back on my blog when it started a year and a half ago and I re-read my entires, definitely my blog has transitioned, and I like it.  I thought it was all going to be about weaving, knitting and painting;  it has now evolved into sharing my own personal journey.  I have heard that from so many friends of mine that have created a blog.  I believe my Gentle Threads has taken on it's own personality and it certainly reflects the growth I have had artistically this past year.  I have exploded in my writing, my photography and in my artwork, finding my own style.  I have even become a Tweeter!!  I was able to learn so much from workshops, art retreats, e-courses and just trying new things.  I feel as though I found my own way in my art life and my studio has become my safe haven!  I was able to fulfill a dream of mine, to open my own Etsy shop! We will see where all that leads, it is so new and I am just getting started.  How blessed I am that I have been able to fit it all together in this wonderful package, that works for my life.  I believe it is all working because I have transitioned into another phase of life as an artist and am happy with right where I am.  I have learned to create freely and write from my heart.   With each blog post I grow deeper and have learned to let go!  My friends comments have been full of love and encouragement and I am grateful for each one.  The sister tribe is a strong force and one I have come to count on, thank you!  You know who you are!

As I sit here in Starbucks this afternoon, because Irene took my electricity away, I have enjoyed just being with myself, my soy latte, my i tunes and writing what is from my heart.  This creative life is a journey and I have met so many wonderful people along the way.  So yes, I do see myself transitioning into a new step in my life.  I had a birthday last weekend and turned 54, I guess I got  a bit philosophical along the way!  I do think as we grow older, we think deeper and voice our opinions more easily.

Think about how your life is changing, transitioning and finding it's way.  Don't ignore the signals, they are there, I promise you!  Learn to listen to your intuitive self, it won't let you down.  I am not afraid of what is ahead, instead, I welcome change.  I wish you love and peace this week, and all good things!

Loved these flowers last weekend!

Donna Lee

1 comment:

  1. Yes our journey is ever changing.
    Many of us are traveling companions together.
    Some know it and some do not.
    In my life beauty and faith must meet. The shaking and quaking of the world reminds me of all that is temporal and most of all.... all that is eternal.
    I rejoice that there is ONE who carries my expectations and births creativity around me daily.
    Life is art.
    Someone must paint it.
    Someone must sing it.
    Some one must write it.
    Years ago I read a powerful little book about creativity. In it... insightful writer Madeleine L'Engle said "God makes cosmos out of our chaos."
    He brings Life forth.
    He participates with the artist.
    He inspires.

    I see HIM in all things. Acts 17:28

    Traveling with you in His love,


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