Saturday, March 09, 2013

‎"exercising" demons

10 miles today friends! 
(first 10 miler in 2.5 years!) 
may I please have a collective 
"you go girl!" 
with a fist pump?!
(in training for Santa Cruz half marathon!  eeek!)

: .P

yeah, yeah, yeah!  
too much has happened and I didn't feel like talking about it.
but I have done some art...

went hiking Mission Peak with the boys from work.
Paul took this shot of me & Abdul at the top.

 you can't tell that its about 43 degrees out, 
and windy.
brrrrr!!!  LOL!!!

we have cows!!!  
(yes P, I bought the farm animal veneer, just for the cows! : .)

Paul & I were discussing how fortunate we were to be fit and active,
and have the most beautiful places to work out!

another day in paradise!

this next piece was inspired by 
Paramore's Brick by Boring Brick

someone asked me if I was angry when I made it...
mostly just frustrated...
and I couldn't get the lyrics out of my head.

also been doing a little reading about the concept of
loving-kindness, maitri
and vulnerability...

"When we lay wide open with our hearts completely present,  
it is the most accurate measurement of courage." 

That is really, really hard...

I practiced this.  
it didn't make for the outcome I wanted, but I wouldn't change a thing.
and I'll keep trying.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love the lo and the journal page!!! Loving the foot prints and the cows ... reminds me of the line from "Twister" ... lol :)

Sharon Fritchey said...

Linda! I love BOTH of your projects so much1 It looks like music is really inspiring your a lot lately! The first one is amazing and I love the little cows. Your second one is, well I can't even find the words I want - just awe inspiring to me! Thanks for sharing a little bit of you with us. And oh yeah - YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

I love how you pour your heart into your work Linda - these are both so beautiful in different ways. You are inspiring me to check into "maitri." Congrats on your 10 miler!!! That is just amazing to me!!! YOU GO GIRL (with a big fist pump!)

Rrramone said...

Love seeing your creativity in action!! And your profile pic always makes me smile of course. xoxo

Sharon Fritchey said...

Hey, Linda! Just stopping by to say "hi" and to see how your running is coming along!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Dang girl, when you blog, you blog some awesome stuff!

WAY TO GO!!! Proud of you!! And I am so glad you have friends to workout with in beautiful Cali!

You bought the cows!!! Ok now you made the cows look cool and amazing!! Awesome! I love all the splatters and bit!!

And the last piece is just as amazing. The colors are gorgeous! Did you cut her out? She looks 3D. Love the layers in the same colors!

You go girl! Have been thinking about you LOTS! I don't know if I have that much courage, but a great quote. <3

jamie said...

Stole the pic of Ripping Wings off Butterflies piece 'cause it is cool --and my 14 year old daughter will think it is cool, too.

Be good, Linda Lu!

See ya someday!!:o)