11.15.2010

Listening

I'm sitting in the studio, it's late.  But I can't sleep for some reason.  It's really eerie sounding out tonight with the wind rustling the wet leaves.  The seasons are slowly changing here in Georgia.  Seriously slowly.  One more day of flip flop weather and I am cutting off my jeans into "Daisy Dukes".  Yep, that'll be a lovely site. 

For some reason, I am feeling like there is newness on the horizon for me and my paintbrush friends.  I've taken some serious leaps of faith with the business side of Mattie.....I can't wait for you to see where she'll be appearing.  And art shows are so close I can taste the cotton candy.  Billy and I are out of a hole we never thought would end, and honestly, life couldn't be any stronger for either of us. I couldn't help but laugh out loud as I was cleaning the kitty geriatric messes and he was reading the stupid Club Penguin Book with Mailey tonight.  And this was after a 2 hour gun safety and shooting class with the kids.  I mean seriously?  Comic penguins?  AND gun safety in one night?  Anyhoo.....Billy turn 43 tomorrow.  He doesn't read my blog, so he won't be embarrassed that I am telling you his old age.  I am a good bit younger mind you......I was in junior high when he graduated high school.  hehehehe cradle robber indeed!

Sometimes I do I good job of listening, other times I talk too much.  I know this about me.  Hey, at least I ADMIT it.  The past few days have come and gone so quickly that I don't remember much of what anyone person said except the doc saying, "the margins are clean" and the car shop repairman saying, "this belt needs replacing Mrs. Horne".  I think I cried when both things were said.  What crazy things to compare, right?  But my point to the whole matter is, I am listening.  I am listening to what doctors say, what friends are saying, what friends are not saying, what car repairmen are saying, what the gun safety man is saying, what my Girl Scout Troop leader is saying, what my child's teacher is saying, what fB is saying, what my Mother is saying, what my children are saying, what my husband is not saying and yet saying, what my Mother-in-law-is saying, and last but not least, what my heart is saying.  And that is this.  Eliminate.  Take away.  Get rid of.  LISTEN to me.  Start fresh.  And listen to your heart.  Hey, the head says what you want, the heart what you need.  So be on the look out.  Mattie's Social Circle is beginning to encompass a new boundary.  And I so hope that you will be joining the journey and encouraging the circle's growth.  Because it's going to be good.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I have a question for the webmaster/admin here at jennihorne.blogspot.com.

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Thanks,
Peter

Jenni Horne said...

May I have your link ? Thanks for asking first!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I just love this!

Diana said...

I love this piece. The colors are beautiful and so is the message!

sonyamacdesigns said...

love listening ... I think I may need a reset as well!

Cathy P. said...

Love your artwork especially this one the colors really speak to me fellow flyer. Also, love the message!

Suzanne said...

O.K., I'll look forward to seeing your journey. But first, let's talk about this painting. I love it! There is such a richness to your art. I can see layers and different elements. Very nice.

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