July 8, 2013

LIFE IS ---

Remember my 'Life is a String of Beads' painting?
I post it to remind myself of the meaning of it . Each bead is an event in my life. Some beautiful, bright  and some dark, somber but each one goes onto the next  and then the next.  And then another. 
  So right now I'm going through some rough times physically  and of course that affects us mentally.
 I'm not sure what anyone would call it but I always think that I'm going to round the corner and it's going to be alright.. something good is right there. So I keep on looking  ahead to get to that corner.  It's just what I do.
 Whenever I had to go through a bad time, my mother would say these words to me .."Make Courage Barbra". I've kept that with me all my life,
( I've always said I should have made a sign or a needlepoint with that quote from her.) lol ! What she was saying was 'face up to it ' so I try to do it .. It helped every time, but once .  
For now, thank you my blogging friends for all your kind words.

Barbra Joan


15 comments:

  1. hang in there dear friend, I'm writing that down. Make courage.. my love to you and I'm praying sunshine is right there around the closest corner. If you need me I'm just an email away. love,Diana

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  2. This really is an amazing necklace painting ツ

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  3. Thank you for the lovely and encouraging post
    Prayers to you

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  4. I love this metaphor and your artwork. It's a beautiful post today. I'm so sorry your health is holding you back from what you love. Please keep us informed and let us know if in some cyber way, we can help. How is the graphite drawing coming along? I love that!

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  5. Thank you Ann, Maywyn for your encouraging words and
    Katherine,
    My graphite is coming along but for now it's on hold..

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  7. A lovely necklace, keep those positive thoughts to get you through and back to good health and your art, take care

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  8. I love the necklace painting and the thought behind it. And your mother's saying is really powerful. For me in hard times it helps to think: One day at a time. Take care, BJ!

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  9. I remember someone saying to me that nothing lasts forever, that is something I hold onto at times. Take care

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  10. Your spirit is so wonderful, BJ. Please know you are in my thoughts, my prayers, and in my heart.

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  11. This is one work of yours that I kept looking at it in awe and I remember it very much!
    What you tell about the beads is so true for my life as well, when I am looking at the bright bead, it gives me hope that this rough time of mine will pass on too as some rough times that had passed on in the past.
    This painting is all about hope, I am sure it helps you too!

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  12. Sorry to hear about your problems BJ. I adore this necklace and remember it well ... not only the painting but the sentiment behind it. It's very symbolic and I hope you soon move on to a much brighter bead. ;-)

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  13. Dear BJ - I was looking up for you this morning...wrote your name down in my prayer journal. There is no question by the beads that life has been very eventful. This is such a lovely painting. I am glad to see there is more bright shiny ones than the somber. I am sure there are many more bright ones to come. Take care xo xo

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  14. Take care BJ. Hope things will be alright with you soon. Keep your positive thoughts.

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  15. Barbara Joan, keeping you in my prayers and sending good thoughts. Your mother was a wise woman. I think you did a great job on your barn and landscape. The drawing is perfection. Thinking of you.

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