There is only one of you

There were roses everywhere. Now they are almost gone and withered away from the heat and rain. I’m glad I’ve been taking little snapshots of them when I’m out and about, I love how their petals resemble tiny hearts. I saved a few and pressed them in the pages of a book. Others I just held in my hand to feel their softness and absorb their fleeting fragrance until they get all sweaty and transparent and they are not so pretty anymore. My hands open and they fall to the sidewalk in a withered little ball.

I’ve been trying to work on small things recently so all won’t be lost. Because of time constraints and my terrible attention span (amongst many other things) it’s hard for me to dive into my paintings like I used too. So to get in the swing of things I’ve just been painting silly little patterns and petals in my sketchbooks. I always have grand painting ideas in my head that usually stay there for awhile then I get overwhelmed and then they kind of dissipate. Like forever. I need to do more sketching I think. To capture images at least, even if my grand schemes amount to absolutely nothing.

“There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
-Martha Graham

2 Responses to There is only one of you

  1. Lycke says:

    hello dear friend! have been so much here. also between the words. but I´m so happy seeing you are here. can understand not having time diving into…can miss such very much me too. thinking you are thinking wise here. doing small things. saving the pictures in your mind. love your mind dear you. will write more when strenght are coming back to me..

    love Lycke

  2. Marjorie says:

    I know how that is….I have the same issues with finding time (and energy) for my work these days (and often I must sit up into the wee hours if I want to get things done) I’m always making lists and notes of pictures I want to work on (and they keep piling up)…..that quotation is just what I needed today……thank you so much for sharing it! I often undervalue myself and think I’m nothing special……so those words made me stop to think about that. Thanks Sara!! & Thank You for always dropping by my little blog and leaving your kind thoughts!

    By the way your work is always stunning and lovely and inspiring!! (As is your love of nature)!

    Wishing you a splendid rest of the summer!!

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