Wow it has been a really long time since I have had time to log into my blog, let alone write something down.
I want to start with a thank you!
During the last six months I have been smiling on the outside but its been a mauh moment for most, what made me keep going and continue enjoying what I do is the fantastic people around me, all the little warm and fuzzy moments that almost always is never thanked for by anyone..no-ones fault either, it is merely human nature.
So Thank you to Marimba Powley who has been my strength in all those yuck times and also my strength in getting everything developed for the World Art Games, It has been no small task! I couldn't have done it without her! So much has been happening that no-one in the background has had the thanks they deserve!
Thank you to all my wonderful Artist friends and the support they have given me over the years.
Thank you to everyone who has bought or commissioned my work or just turned up to an event I wouldn't be an artist without you!
Thank you to my family and closest friends who never asked for thanks for just being there, excepting me unconditionally and knowing that I will always be there for them as they are for me unconditionally. I love you.
Wow that almost sounded like a funeral note didn't it, but no, I am forever grateful for those around me, and we shouldn't leave it until death to say thank you.
But in all fairness I have had to do some soul searching this month, some close 'friends' left me feeling bitter and twisted some six months ago, and were only staying close so they could get something, which is sad for them..to toss a friend aside because they were no longer useful is a very sad way to go through life, I am left asking why?? Anyway as some of you know It is not me to allow anyone to have that power over me, nor should anyone ever have to experience it from me either. So to those that have seen me go through this I am sorry and thank you for staying close by knowing me for who I am, and reminding me. I hope everyone in this world gets a chance to have wonderful friends like you!
You all know who you are, but just to name a few.. Terry and Ann, Pam, Lauryne, Lorna, Angela, Marimba, Mike, Alfred, Cath, Josie, Vicky, Sharu.... the list go's on and on
Over many years, I have forgiven a lot of people, and each year brings a new age of wisdom, I hope through my art you can follow the journey, for me it is yet to be written, so I start this year on a more positive note, and let what will be, just be...
The Unwritten Journey
Oil on Canvas
I do hope you all continue on your journeys taking the best from every situation, but know if you ever need some comfort in your life your friends will be there, simply because you are the best example of you.
Thank you all for your support!
Thank you all for the journey!!
I look forward to staying close to share yours!
Posted by Sharlene Schmidt.