Friday, April 15, 2011

before you lose all your marbles...

some days it feels as though

you're about to lose all your marbles.

on those days, if you can,

(at least figuratively)

pull up a chair - beside the ocean,

beside a friend, and gaze awhile

at the horizon. gather your wits,

your thoughts, your self, and then

kneel on the ground, draw a circle,

knuckle down, and begin again...

-stacy wills (4/15/2011)


source image: orange beach, alabama

11 comments:

Kel said...

Stacy you are a very talented woman
thankyou for sharing your gems with us

Doe Grozs Art said...

great advice :-)

MarĂ­a del Mar Hermoso said...

For those of us who need to take a break and go on...

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Oh how I absolutely, totally love this! The artwork, the poem ... light, fun, a great reminder to play and enjoy ...especially when the going gets rough. I want to and play with some jacks now - hee!

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

I had to pop back in again and tell you that painting is amazing! So much detail, so much happiness, the way different areas are seemingly magnified. Amazing!

Stacy Wills said...

i really think and feel the same about you, kel!

doreen, i just wish i could remember to follow it more often myself!

maria - i hope my blog offers a place where people can enjoy a needed break from time to time.

rose - i'm so glad you enjoyed it! :-)

Jennifer said...

Stacy - this is beautiful - I want to know more about the art work; Can you share?

Is it digital? It's wonderful.

Stacy Wills said...

hi jennifer! thank you for the kind words. yes, this was created digitally using the source image photograph (taken during our spring break vacation) as the starting point. i took it into photoshop elements and played with various effects and adjustments until it felt right.

Karin Bartimole said...

I wish I had read this yesterday, when I definitely had a period of marble losing!! thanks for the reminder - I'll carry it with me today :) Love the softness and colors of these soothing marbles. xo K

LauraX said...

beautiful Stacy...thank you for all of this!

Stacy Wills said...

karin - i'm so glad you find the colors soothing. i do, too. brought back fond memories of playing marbles when i was a kid.

laura - thank you for those kind words...such an encouragement!