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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Running on Empty

I've put off coming here this week (not because I don't love it - I do. And I am getting more and more fond of you who join me here), but because sometimes I feel empty. Not drained or depressed empty - just I-don't-know-what-to share empty. No wise thoughts, no beautiful ideas. So I hesitate, with a little worry in the back of my mind that maybe that's it, nothing will come at all.
So I've come here anyway and am writing about the emptiness. And in so doing I find words in the emptiness. They may not be my best, but they counteract the worrying silence. Minutes ago I despaired of having a blog post - now I have one, even if this is all it is.
So now I find the lesson. When we get stuck it's up to us to unstick ourselves. Not to worry that the end result may not be brilliant. Just take a few small steps and we will end up somewhere a little different. And sometimes that is enough.
The rest of my life hasn't been empty so I can also share with you my first profile portrait - my blue girl.

Keep moving won't you.


  1. j'aime beaucoup ce bleu de cheveux comme une note d'espoir.

  2. Way to unstick Louise :). I barely write on my blog, instead I post my art and crochet as I complete. Your blog is whatever you want it to be at any given moment. Just keep unsticking yourself and you'll be surprised!
    Stay inspired!

  3. Hi Louise, If I waited to have a brilliant thought to post I wouldn't have a blog today! LOL! I can really identify with the empty head thing. I also worry about what or how much to share so I've stuck to the art mostly. I hope in the future I might me able to express myself as beautifully as you do!
    I finally updated my blog list and have added you to my blog favs. Congrats on your first profile girlie! She's beautious! I have not tried to do one yet.

  4. way to go girl!! no better way to deal with the emptiness then just jump in.

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I sympathize with not knowing what to put in a journal. I got new stuff today, so I'm just going to dive in!
    Have you signed up for the Strathmore Workshop starting March 1? Much more my speed - a lot of journaling. Check it out!

  6. Hi Louise,

    I totally identify with that "I-don't-know-what-to share empty." feeling. Smart move to turn that into a post :) Lovely illustration, too.

  7. Emptiness is part of life and art. Thanks for sharing!

  8. so often I worry that what I have to say is so little, so child-like and then I remember how much I like children!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and offering kind and encouraging words.

  9. I have felt that way so many times, but I'm always glad that I eventually said something. The action of just writing about the emptiness was enough - I love that you shared it!

  10. Oh, how this speaks to me right now. I feel exactly this way in these past few weeks. Hopefully I will "unstick" myself soon. :-)