Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Change Flutters By...


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Butterflies have always represented transformation for me.  Something fragile, beautiful, and very powerful. I went through a stage in my life where I sought out lots of change.  I found it exciting.  Then, I went through a stage of life where change felt so unsettling, and became quite frightening for me.  Now, I believe that all change is for the better.  It is simply life unfolding.  And there is huge power in the quiet way it moves.  I think there's something very beautiful about things being transformed (I've seen what a trowel full of
make-up can do for me.  From "aaaargh" to "grrrr" in under five minutes.  That's a transformation I'm very willing to take on board.).  How do you feel about change?

I really enjoyed painting this page in my art journal.  And when I'd finished, I found three chrysalises (I feel like I'm lisping saying that) on the path in my garden...  So, I put them in a jam jar (no lid) and they are sitting in the dark, under a chair in my conservatory.  I'm keeping an eye on them and hoping they're doing fine.

11 comments:

  1. Change is one of those constants in life that at some point we all have to accept - I do find that difficult at times though I must admit. You're right though - change makes the present all the more beautiful because it can be fleeting

    Jem xXx

    P.S Gorgeous artwork, Em!

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  2. Wow just think they will emerge into 3 beautiful butterflies ;-) You were meant to find them to help you grow as a person just as they change your changing and growing every day on your lifes journey the journey of self discovery is an exciting one..embrace it ;-)) loving your art today. dee xx

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  3. Hmm, I find change hard to manage and quite challenging, but of course it's necessary for growth.
    Gorgeous art work. xxx

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  4. Oooh I'm not a big fan of change. We've had a lot of it recently and Ive taken a while to adjust. But I guess it keeps us on our toes and stimulates us. stops life getting too boring.
    Love ur pictures xxx

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  5. I love butterfly earrings but then I am an earring nut.

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  6. This piece of artwork along with the words that you have added to it are my fave so far Em! Love it! Finding those three chrysalises is wonderful synchronicity! xo

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  7. I have been reading your blog today. It has made me smile. Lots. I love your paintings and you write so beautifully xx

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  8. Change "is simply life unfolding". I like that I will try & remember that when I start to feel a bit nervous about the future (i.e. starting a new career & finding a job).

    Hope you are well friend,
    e

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  9. I have a complicated relationship with change - I can get quite bogged down in the day by day sameness but then have a mini freak out if things get away from me. But I know it's often a good thing.

    And I love butterflies, I was debating the purchase of a butterfly wing ring while I was in Edinburgh, so pretty but couldn't decide if I was a bit grossed out as well.

    Ps. I've finally made some earrings. Not as amazing as your jewellery but a good start, I'm really enjoying it.

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  10. Emma, I never used to care much for change, but now I have found that change can be a good thing. I just made a big move from one part of California to another. I think when one door closes, another one opens, and that is what change means to me at this time in my life. What a beautiful post today, and I LOVE the painting.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  11. I love your painting Em! I hope the chrysalises - now I am lisping! - will be safe and become beautiful butterflies.

    Hugs, Stephie x

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