Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fall Fearless & Fly Challenge #6

The Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge #6 is as below

It's from the Blog "Artists in Blogland"

  • Headline Prompt: Divided by God: What does "God" mean to you? How do you access"God" or the divine or the sacred in your life?
  • Color Prompt: Metallics - gold, silver, copper, bronze, or all of them!
  • Quote Prompt: "This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart, is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." The Dalai Lama

I was inspired by the Quote Prompt.. For years I've said to myself I need not go to Temple to Pray. That God hears me wherever I am.. That Love is the Key in our own hearts and that we have to be kind on a daily basis.. I was floored when I read that quote by the Dalai Lama.. It so goes with my own thinking.

Though I admit I'm not always kind. I'm not always Kind to my husband when he screws up with this problem he has. I'm not always kind to myself especially when I fear making certain decisions so much. I beat myself up on a daily basis and I know that isn't Godly at all!! But I do try. One day at a time I try to live with my own decisions right or wrong and give to the people I love rather then belittle them. I'm pretty good at belittling someone especially if I love them. It was done by Mother and her Mother  and her mother and down and around we go. I try to break this chain all the time. When I do catch myself doing it. 

So anyways when I was creating this piece I was thinking about the prompt and how if I didn't have a God in my heart always there I couldn't face my Tomorrows at all.. I'm scared for my tomorrows right now. So many problems with Health both Physically and Emotionally and of coarse there is always the money problems that loom over us.. I vowed when I was creating this piece that the New Year would bring me to Face my tomorrows. Not hide my head in the sand.. 

This was a great prompt for me.. When I do any type of Art it's become very Godly for me. It's my way of reaching the Sacred in my Life.. The Devine. I was telling a friend the other day that I thought God had abandoned me. She tried to reassure me that God hasn't left me. It's me that left me. I lost myself somewhere down the road as I got older... At the age of 61 I have felt lost and abandoned with so many problems I'm having. But when I really do look at everything and get off my Pity Pot I'm so much better off then others I know.. I just need to appreciate what I do have and not what I don't have.. I am losing the use of my legs and the pain is awful but I had so many years of dancing Professionally. That was my passion then. I have that experience to lean on. I took it to the limits with my abilities to dance! How many other people can say that they obtained a Dream..This to me was a gift from God.. When I used to hear that roar of applause for me I used to cry from being so grateful that I could give pleasure like that to people..The Applause was like a drug for me. I was so addicted to it. It meant that I made someone happy if just for the night or even the moment.. Okay so now I can't walk anymore but ohhh I do have the memory of doing much more then just walking! I need to be grateful for the experiences I have had in my life. It's not over by no means. It's just slowed down one hell of a lot!! Maybe that's God way of telling me to stop and smell the roses for a change.. I've become very fearful in my old age. I was just the opposite when I was younger. I jumped into everything and anything.. I was fearless!! so now why all the fear? I don't know it's like this switch got put on inside me and I need to click it off!! not so easy I say.. but as I do my artwork and as I look inside myself honestly a tiny layer of fear comes off of me.. Not fast enough for me but like the Challenge does say I need to Fall Fearless and Fly.. Okay so someone give me a push off this ledge! I'm Ready! LOL

Head on over to Artists in Blogland and see some fabulous artwork using these prompts..

Hey Thanks for stopping by. I didn't mean to get so heavy on everyone.. Just stuff that's going on lately within me.. It's a Heavy Prompt! LOL


  1. This is just stunning and heartfelt. Thank you for sharing your thought process so honestly. It's amazing how much our art teaches us. I love the way your teals and ochres dance with your lady's gorgeous pink hair. Thank you for joining Fall Fearless and Fly!

  2. There's no courage without fear. Facing your fears is one of the bravest things you can do, so be encouraged :)
    I love the richness of the background in this and your woman looks so hopeful.

  3. My dear Robyn,
    When I was going thru my darkest days in pain and alone in the hospital, Isaiah 40:31 spoke volumes to me.
    God never leaves you alone. He carries us when we can't walk on our own.
    Life on earth is so short compared to our life in eternity.
    Your tremendous talent shines more brightly than ever! Continue to let God show thru you! Hugs!

  4. Hey-- I'm visiting from Artists in Blogland.

    Wanted to say first of all that I love your page! So much life and vibrancy to it.

    And you're right, it is a heavy prompt. I became quite autobiographical myself. :) But I think it's got to be good-- mixing some deeper soul searching in with the creative process. Thanks for what you've shared.

  5. Hello dear Robyn, I love your painting so much, because of its fearless and faith...I life my life with all its ups and down while I know that allways happens what helps me the most to grow to my higher self...most of the time it doesn´t seem so, but in the end I know that it is true...wish you a wonderful christmastime and a healthy and sucessfull new year and a big hug from Conny

  6. Hi,
    I love your quirky colour combination of turquoise, yellow and pink... very eye catching! Your page is both profound and pretty so well done!
    D x

  7. What a beautiful page and honest post. Well done!

    I covered up all my journaling!

    I hope you have a brilliant 2013!

  8. Wonderful journal work and very touching words. Isn't it strange in life how the things we were so good at once fade away and new things move in slowly as we realize that we can't do things the way we used too. You are now successful in your art life. I will be 70 this coming year and the number seems so strange sounding to me, in my head I still feel childlike when I am not in constant ache from arthritis in my neck and arms that have caused a loss of strength! But I am just learning to do things in a different way, and I also try to be grateful that I am way better off than many of my friends. Cheers to an exciting a NEW year ahead.

  9. Gorgeous artwork and you're right, it is a deep prompt. It's good to reflect and think about things. What kind of dancing did you do?

  10. I really love this page!!! This prompt was hard, but you rocked it!!!

  11. There is such power to your words and art! May 2013 bring you everything you need! So glad you are a part of Fall Fearless and Fly!


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