|Some of my Angel Cards including the dreaded 'responsibility'.|
Sadie scribbled over 'obedience', not surprising at all!
2013 was my year of healing and self, two words I chose in January after I read Jane's post over on That Curious Love of Green.
In my first post I made the decision to choose healing as Jane had done and to add the word self as well. It was strange how just thinking about it had made me think about starting painting again. It had been three years since I'd picked up a paintbrush.
In my second post I spoke about how I had been encouraged and how I'd got back into painting so quickly (it seemed quick to me). I didn't feel totally comfortable with painting at that stage and I even felt awkward holding a paintbrush. Mostly, I felt like I was forcing myself but I was happy that I was still able to paint.
By my third post I was very comfortable with the paintbrush and really felt back to the confidence I would have had before being pregnant. I didn't leave healing at this stage but did decide to concentrate more on self. And that worked too. It's a powerful thing to focus on something and let your mind know that it's got a year to work on it.
I'm definitely going to choose a word for 2014, maybe even two again. This time I'm going to shuffle my Angel Cards and see what comes up. I've had these for years and every time I use them I hope I won't get responsibility! I know that can be positive but it's the one I feel I already have enough of and so far I've avoided it. Fingers crossed I won't be focusing on responsibility for the next twelve months!
I have done a lot of painting for myself and others recently. I have felt totally at ease with and able for it. If I had had more money and more time there is every chance I would have chosen something else to do but instead I am painting again and I am extremely grateful.
So, I will leave you with four of the range of cards I created that would not exist today had it not been for my choosing two words:
|Just in case you can't identify what I've painted (because my husband could not see the deer in the first one!):|
a deer, a pheasant, two cows, two deer.