WoW! I’ll remember that!
i’m so there. oh am i ever.
i’m working on this in my art journal right now…here’s my favorite quote right now, that articulates it so perfectly. it’s from “Year of the Dog” (good movie for the you and me type situation. the new world you didn’t know was coming.)
“how do i explain the person i’ve become….
i believe life is magical. it is so precious. and there are so many kinds of life in this life, so many things to love. the love for a husband or a wife, a boyfriend or girlfriend. the love for children, the love for yourself, and even material things.
this _____ is my love. it is mine. and it fills me, and it defines me, and it compells me on”
Totally love those trees!
When can I buy your new scrapbookline with that tree on it? 😀
I keep those words in my mind, thank for share it!!!
Lovely words, lovely picture – I’m so into trees right now 🙂 xx
at the risk of sounding stoopid i will ost this
Clarity often happens when you least expect it and it’s a little like water you can’t really hold it you have to find or make something to hold it in for a while but it can become stagnant it’s best left to flow freely as it’s ever changing as it’s affected by the things that surround it! Ok I hope that made sense!? Anyhoo you sound a little down if that’s the case hope things look up for you soon, if not just ignore my mad ranting! Seeya hugya *G*
ooooooh what a wonderfully mysterious post, Elsie! Clarity is one of the most honest and fabulous things that can happen in life…those moment are like goldust….*oh*so valuable 🙂
Wishing you many more of those special times
I understand exactly what you’re saying.
Been going through a little of that lately too, Elsie. Your art and your words are both beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.
Yes yes! 🙂 Been there. Love that painting!
I am so there, Elsie. I have been blessed to have my one constant turn into three, and I am so so grateful for that every single day.
Thanks for the words of “clarity”. It is very true what you said. More so is some of the comments I’ve read on this post…
Leigh_Ann: “how do i explain the person i’ve become… i believe life is magical. it is so precious. and there are so many kinds of life in this life, so many things to love. the love for a husband or a wife, a boyfriend or girlfriend. the love for children, the love for yourself, and even material things. this _____ is my love. it is mine. and it fills me, and it defines me, and it compells me on”
& G: “Clarity often happens when you least expect it and it’s a little like water you can’t really hold it you have to find or make something to hold it in for a while but it can become stagnant it’s best left to flow freely as it’s ever changing as it’s affected by the things that surround it! ”
Thanks for posting Els, and allowing friends to share their thoughts. It helps more than just you, it helps all of us. *hugs*
🙂 your tree is truly beautiful
beautiful trees. they make me think of longs walks in on fire roads in the mountains.
You received an oscar. ^-^
LOVE that painting. Woodgrain rocks… If you’re still looking for artwork, check out this amazing site…
amen to that!
You paintings are really inspiring. They are totally making me want to learn to paint. 🙂 I’m sure you’ve been asked this many times before…but what kind of paint do you use??
just seeing those trees makes me want spring to get here even faster!
Oh wow – intriguing post, yet so totally true. Thanks for those words. They really made me stop and think.
Goegeous art too!
Els – so I saw you have a new line coming out at CHA this year! COOL! You need to come out with a “pet” line – dogs, cats, etc!!
ALSO, what happened to Justin?
Love the tree, Elsie. Fun and simple.
I’m such a huge fan of your’s and I find inspiration in you all the time whether it be art, music, or just the way you live your life. I don’t post many comments on any of the blogs I read, but today I was hoping to inspire you with some of my favorite music ,since I know how much you love finding a cool new artists. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=201315018
While I love all her music, my personal favorite is “better for dying”. It just feels like the anthium for all of us artsy girls in love. My favorite quote from this song is “sorry I ain’t pretty like a magazine girl, but I’ll sing you songs and I’ll make you art…”
here’s hoping you love Mary-Charlotte as much as I do.
Love your new work, and keep doing your thing, you really are great at it.
this might be a skeevish thing to ask, and if so, i apologize in advance for being creepy! but: HOW do you get your hair to do the things it does? (specifically in shots like those where you are showing off your fabulous new book.)
just curious, i dig it, + thanks. :]
I love the painting!
Super cute as always!
Have an awesome weekend!
Those moments of clarity can come while you are immersed in your art, but they are fleeting. But if all of our moments were clear, we would lose the mystery of life. Thank you, Elsie, for inspiring me to work in bold colors this year, and for Sigur Ros. Perfect music to create art by.
I’m brazilian anda I loved your weblog! You are very creative!
Your art work (and of course scrapbooking) is so cute and inspiring!
Je viens de passer un bon moment sur ton blog…tes photos sont très sympa…j’aime beaucoup ce que tu fais !!!
Désolée..je ne parle pas bien du tout anglais !!!!
Where are you sweetyyy.
Miss your posts.
This post reminded me of my favorite quote:
“Purity of heart is to will one thing.”
I think it’s by Soren Kierkegaard
Nice piece. Keep Going, Thank you
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