Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Scene, Recently #36

pigma pen in 8"x6" sketchbook

I arrived down here in Seattle on March 7.  Today is July 9.

Four months.

Not a whole lot of time in the Great Scheme of Things.  And, I have to consider the month-plus I spent in Colorado, helping with my parent’s move; so, a little less than three months actually here.  
'When I Say I Know, I Don't.  When I say I think, I shouldn't' - pigma pen in 8"x6" sketchbook
 Maybe it’s understandable that I haven’t quite got a rhythm going yet, that I am feeling a bit jagged, anxious, lonely from time to time.

Saturday Flossy and I walked around Green Lake, that Eden refuge just a short drive away from our temporary housing arrangement on a noisy, traffic ridden arterial.  The day was overcast, muggy, mysterious.  We got showered upon several times as we made our way around enjoying the views, the other walkers (human and canine), and the abundant greenery.  We felt refreshed, enthusiasm restored, grateful.

Yesterday I enrolled in an etching class which will start in two weeks and continue through the end of the MMDJ and beyond.  Getting back on a press is one of the reasons I wanted to move back here to the city.  I also reached out to some other artists in the national guild I belong to, and anticipate involvement in new ventures with joy.  

Just for today I have hope.  I am on the right path (one definition of which: course of action or conduct).   I will settle into new rhythms.  New friendships will be made and strengthened.  Relationships will heal.  Just for today, I am going to celebrate exactly where I am.

'Sit, Stay' - pigma pen in 8"x6" sketchbook


  1. You're in the right place and now is the right time. Love it all, sus, especially the days of confusion and angst. Hugs and xo

  2. p.s. Love that last drawing, especially!

  3. sus, i'm waving, and sending love!


  4. It will all be good (in the end) But I'm sure it will take some "adjustment" when I hear
    about the traffic ridden place at the moment, and your old island ...
    Glad you've found some true "green" ! (what would (wo)man (and dog) be without ...?)

  5. Hi Sus. It sounds so easy saying to ourselves "we're moving" and then we move and then we feel the sting of the transition. Enrolling in classes (I'm so jealous!) will help you get out there with people interested in the same things as you.
    If you're feeling especially lonely come on up my way for a few days. We can play on my green Island! Take care. xo Carole

  6. such a great drawing
    really wonderful and full of humor
    sometimes change and settling in can take time
    and making good friends in a new home.... for me seems also to take time
    wishing you dreams come true.

  7. time is always of the essence. if we give ourselves the time, then time will reveal. and not a dicky second before that.
    "carry on", for sure. it is great to share your vulberability on the subject, it is not uncommon at all to feel the way you feel. i mean, half of the time i don't even need a moving away to feel just how you describe things. yes. time, is all you need, right now. x n♥


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