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Crotchety is a Tipping Point

old-lady-cane-drawingI don’t think I have ever had a harder time in my life with temperance.  Tempering my thoughts, words and actions is a big challenge.. I have a history of being too patient and understanding to the degree of being told I was excusing too much. I don’t know if it is an age thing or has to do with the duration of how long a person has held a belief or felt something to be right or true?  Am I becoming a crotchety old woman?  Or has time erased the middle ground, the shades of gray and I have become accustom to that absence?


I have always believed that dissatisfaction with self is necessary tipping point to change. You have to hit a certain level of discomfort to do something about it. I have arrived at extreme discomfort. I am trying to make the necessary shifts but not producing much effect beyond deepening my discomfort and feeling embarrassed by my own responses to the whole thing.

I question if I have become extreme, narrow minded, uncompromising?  Have I allowed the anger on line to make me an angry person?  Have I lost my capacity to hear to the wanting to be heard above the rants?  I don’t know.  I just know that whatever it is I am not happy about it… this is not how I want to be, because it is not who I have been.

I question if it is the results of world wide escalating injustices, corruptions and tragic consequences?   So little is reported when it is a known agenda or problem that could be brought to public attention.   I feel like we are deprived of the opportunity to take any actions that would prevent or lessen the negative impact.  Riots and protests and lawsuits get coverage, but what caused it was going on for a very long time without being brought to public attention.

What ever it is? I am stewing in it, knowing I can not change whatever it is that I have allowed to change me but I have to find a way to become right with myself.




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Grandma's Webcam

I have to say I am overwhelmed, but having epiphanies, left and right, as the dots begin to connect…on all the various sites, it is like turning on all the lights and opportunities at once.  Today my grandson, Cameron posted his art to my Facebook and I in turn posted it on the Brightfire Woman pages. It was made on an app called Kaleidoscope and created using Kindle HD. It really made me proud for one and honored and inspired by how pretty it was. I am blessed in that bond we share. This is a webcam of him and I done when he was much younger that I took of us using a webcam set for distortion. I then used Photoshop Elements for the color effects. This is one I would like to try my hand at painting. What do you think? Is that a bond or what? You can see his art featured on my Brightfire Woman face book page.


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New Beginnings


It has been a very quiet day. I am enjoying my return to social net working. I am realizing that as an artist, perhaps just as a woman or maybe just a person, that I have made the becoming, much harder than it had to be, in feeling I had to do it all and alone. I did not integrate all of my life into my life as an artist and I have isolated myself in a creative vacuum, now all I can say is the world is much better when you actually try to stay in it. Family and long known friends have been wonderful and so supportive and seem not at all surprised that this is actually what I do. And I am meeting new people. It has created this lovely feeling of wholeness, giving my life this sense of continuation and ongoing. It feels good to realize all these compartments I divided myself and life into are not necessary. It feels very freeing to cross that threshold, less about integrating all the people and relationships and more about integrating one’s whole self together.