Change Is Not Always a Smooth Transition!

Once again the weather is the inspiration for a post…This year the weather has just been so dramatic around here!

The days became unusually warm a week or so ago, with signs of Spring barely beginning to appear…Change was in the air!

Signs of Spring

There was a struggle between Winter and Spring…

Winter Won!

And this week Winter won!

But, we are still looking forward to welcoming Spring very soon, along with new happenings and events!  My art quilt, “Flamenco Swirl #2” was accepted into the PAQA-South’s juried, art exhibit. If you are in the Raleigh/Cary area of North Carolina,  be sure to check out this piece from my studio, along with @ 25 other works from Contemporary Textile Artists!

PAQA-South Passions Exhibit.

And remember…

Change is just not Always a Smooth Transition!

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Inspirations~Awakening, Signs of Spring

Winter can be a time of pausing, contemplating, and taking time-out from busyness…

Signs of Spring

But as the days, weeks, and then the months go by,

there is a stirring inside to return to more activity…

Signs of Spring

Begin to explore new ideas…

Signs of Spring

And to feel the joy of awakening!

Signs of Spring

Change & Transitions

I have heard the saying that The only thing that doesn’t change in Life, is that Life changes. So maybe that is why we enjoy an old toy, a familiar favorite book, or a family heirloom. Perhaps they feel more lasting and unchangeable?

With the changing of the seasons, we are reminded that nothing really stays the same, but is dynamic, changing, and constantly in transition. It seems like summer has barely arrived, but the other day I saw the first colors of change…Autumn’s first colors!

Autumn’s First Colors!

Gradually the days and nights have been cooler here in the mountains, and in a few weeks the fall season will arrive for sure.

Whether we are ready or not, schools have begun, sweaters are taken off the shelves, and tree leaves will turn colors and fall to the earth. We will rake leaves, adjust, make the necessary changes, try to be flexible, and make the needed transition from summer to fall.

How many times do we repeat this cycle during our lifetimes? Not just from one season to the next, but from one time of life to the next? Growing up and leaving home for college? Going from being a couple to having a baby? Or, in our careers going from one job to another type of work? As an artist, working in one technique or style and changing to explore self-expression in a new medium?

So, when Life changes for us, we make the needed adjustments,

try to be flexible, and meet the challenges of each new season

as we have learned with the coming of Autumn’s first colors.