Friday, July 3, 2009

Mid Summer Reflections......




I thought I would step back in for a few moments to share a few new pieces I recently created. My time away continues to restore my heart and enlarge my vision. The unexpected has often rearranged any plans I thought I might have and priorities have become so clear. There have been difficult choices in order to step into this new space but I am moving through life these days with much more internal simplicity and quiet and am breathing deeper in releasing much of the striving. Having had to let go of much I had been holding onto...for a season...I am trusting what is meant to return will one day return. I feel a deep trust in leaving it up to God who and what that will be. For now, my sabbatical is revealing, challenging and hopeful. Each of these original art cards have been listed here on ebay!
































I also had a wonderful opportunity to create a special 12x12 inch piece for the opening of the "Grid Show" at the Imago Dei Gallery in the Portland Pearl District. Over 100 artist's were asked to contribute their reflection on the theme of "Touch". All proceeds are going to support the art program of a local school. It was truly amazing to see all the different styles and mediums!























And finally I must leave you with some tempting treats I made with my son and the neighborhhood gang recently. I forgot how much I love to create desserts! Its little discoveries like this that my time away continues to reveal. I am enjoying making these new memories! And yes.....they were really yummy! Creative Blessings to you and I hope this summer brings you rest and enduring memories!

9 comments:

sherry lee said...

So nice to see you posting Lani! So nice to see that you have been working through your journey in art. Sabbaticals are very good for the soul. I'm glad that you have been finding meaning in yours. May you continue to grow, change, evolve and feel love as you work your way through this sabbatical.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Lovely work Lani!

Gaby Bee said...

What a wonderful post, Lani. I always love coming here to see what you are creating. Love all your new pieces. Really fabulous collage compositions and the images are great!
Take care and have fun making your art...
Gaby xo

My Journey to Hope said...

I'm so glad you're doing well, Lani! Your new art cards are beautiful, and have such great messages on them. I really like the one that talks about not minimizing the pain, but allowing the tears. Great job!

-Michelle

Juls~ said...

Lani, your collages are truly touching! You have a gift for expressing emotion ... I love them all & their pretty embellishments!

Marie-Aimée said...

really beautiful pieces

Mieke said...

Wow,love it all!!

Catharina Maria said...

This is so great ,I fall in love for your work !
XOX Rini

GypsyNurse said...

Lani... can I come live in your world please!