Sunday, January 03, 2010

Illustration Friday: Renewal

Hmmm, another struggle for the right image again this week. I'm not sure this thrills me but I'm sticking with it anyway. I do feel the Lotus is a sign of renewal. Maybe that's why so many spas use it as their logo and on their brochures.

I'm deeply feeling the need for renewal. I haven't been taking very good care of myself since this move. I can't seem to get out of my own way and I hardly ever feel well anymore.

Well, time to change the old attitude and bad habits that keep me stuck. I know that if I keep doing the same things I'll get the same results. From this day forward I'll work on renewing my body, mind and spirit and become more of who I want to be.

I can't wait for the transformation but at the same time I know I must practice patience because that's where I keep falling down. I want results yesterday.

I'll keep you posted on how I'm doing. This is the year. It really is!
acrylic on 6"x6" canvas


  1. It is the time of renewal. Everyone seems to take a look at how their life is going. We at least have time to stop and look around. Good luck on your quest. The colors on this painting are fresh.

  2. Very pretty lotus blossom.
    I am not sure what it is you need to change for your renewal but I wish you well and encourage you to take those steps to reach your goals. Wishing for all your dreams to come true and for you to have the stamina to make them happen.

  3. Well here we are my friend... another year to start fresh. I love your snow-crow banner, beautiful
    take care!

  4. i love your new banner and i like the colors in your renewal. well id imagine the east coast takes some time getting use to after being on the west coast so don't be to hard on yourself it will all come together when the time is right. michael dailey

  5. It is indeed a time for renewal. I wish you the best.

    I like this artwork. The lotus is an intrepid beauty, making its way through the muck to shine in the water. I like this image very much.

  6. I am always fascinated by the lotus, which blossoms in mud. Such a great metaphor ... and a beautiful painting ... very serene.

    I hope you feel better. I've moved a lot in the last few years and it always takes such a long time to adjust. Be gentle with yourself. ♥

  7. This is the year. This is the day. This is the time.

    You are everything I believe you to be, I don't think you need any improvement.

    Love Renee xoxo

  8. Strange......
    could have been my words........
    I totally agree and also want results yesterday (LOL, like that one!)

    Let's see how we do in 2010.

    Your painting is beautiful to start with! LOVELY
    Let's be patience and gentle with ourselves Lo.


  9. Beautiful colors and heart with your lotus - it seems we always take better care of everyone and everything else before ourselves - best of luck on your journey to renewal, I'm sure you'll do great!

  10. oh wow lo, when i first saw it i had to check i wasn't on marianne's blog, this is sublime. love it.

  11. "Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up"
    -Pearl S. Buck

    Take joy in the journey Lolo... so glad I stopped by for a visit!

  12. I'm usually pretty good at sticking to a workout and healthy eating schedule, but somehow it never shows on me. Must be my age. I'd love to lose about 15-20 pounds. So I say, Good Luck to you! Hope it works out for you.

  13. Your words mirror what I'm thinking. I've been quite down lately and feeling a strong need for renewal but not quite sure how to get there. Thanks for the encouragement - I think I too need to make certain changes for the better.

  14. You know raven sister that whatever you say I second. Okay bats off you go to Quebec.


  15. Well, I like it! Great imagery and colors for an uplifting year of renewal. I love your message! It's truly up to us, isn't it?

    May you have a happy and healthy 2010!!

  16. What a pretty painting - I love lotus flowers and their pods after they've bloomed. Good luck with your renewal - I'm rooting for you!

  17. Lovely fresh color...makes me think of springtime and rebirth...Give yourself time Laurel...Your world and your physical climate have been turned upsidedown and sideways...Breathe deeply and savor this time of renewal...:)Seek the sun...:)

  18. Talk to yourself and treat yourself as you would a cherished friend.

    Am lovin' the lotus and am crazy about the new banner! Your talent brings tremendous pleasure and enriches the lives many of many.

  19. I am another one who needs to do the same, lolo, but I'm waiting until I can get out again and walk. It's just too icy at the moment. Last time I tried it I ended up on my bottom and broke Jim's camera!

    I wish you well in your quest. xxxx