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Wednesday, February 18, 2009


This is Dick Sattler's art in my Scribble and Doodle Window of this week. It's called "Me" of the Mary Engelbreit collection, and she is on the cover of one of my journals. Do you see that her left (actually her right) hand is breaking the frame? The caption is funny, because it is such a truism. Somehow though she reminds me of the painting "The Scream" (Edvard Munch).

I wanted to write something light hearted, but all that comes to mind are deep and heavy things. But Gary Rith from the Pottery Blog reminded me on something, so I'm gonna put that on top!

- Life is a bowl of cherries, or life is a chair of bowlies - thanks Gary.
Then his contribution helped me to remember the next ones.
If you comment and give me a line, I'll add it too (smiles)

-you have to take life as it is (unknown to me)
_one day at a time should do it (psychologists use this one a lot)
-tomorrow will be spring (my poem Camellias)

My initial thoughts still are good to look at if you are feeling like the girl on the cover of the journal:)

- do I run my daily life, or does my life run me?
- do I have some goals to work towards, or am I just existing?
(hint: there is a difference between existing and thriving)
- why doesn't life wait till I'm ready for the tough stuff (like divorce, loss of a job, old age, etc.)?
- am I surrounding myself with beauty, art, and nature to escape the "bad" in the
world? In other words, am I the proverbial ostrich which sticks its head in the sand? Or, do I face the issues I need to face?
- there are always things that could be "better", but is the pendulum swinging near the "fulfilled", or the "unfulfilled" side?
- since the elections last year Nov. there has been much talk about "change." If I am not part of the "problem", am I a participant in being the solution?

I one of these questions in this last section spoke to you, GO AHEAD AND SCREAM NOW!
Or, run away, or both.
I promise the next Scribble and Doodle won't be as heavy on the guts.

On second thought...if you can think of something light hearted,funny, or deep go ahead and give me a line to add to one of these sections.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I like Mary Eng. too---remember her poster istead life is a bowl of cherries, she used life is a chair of bowlies????

jeannette stgermain said...

Gary, yes that's when everyone (especially the women) started collecting Mary Engelbreit stuff -that's why I like you, you can see (and remember) things from bright side - thanks!!! :)

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

On an entirely different subject
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, its too dark to read."
Mark Twain ;^)

jeannette stgermain said...

Whoa, now you get me into English Literature! Hope you realize I'm Dutch? So Mark Twain is still on my list to read :) What all my blogger friends get me into...

Ruth said...

Surrounding yourself with and appreciating the beauty of nature, art, music, etc is a sure way to make any day special.

Karen said...

I screamed...especially at the first one...does my life run me or do I run my life. I screamed as I was nervously glancing at the clock (again) thinking about how I was 'behind'. sigh... Thanks for the thoughtful reminders.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Jeanette, Thanks for commenting on my blog. I think your blog is delightful! I'll be back!

jeannette stgermain said...

Ruth, I admired your search and determination to enjoy yourself (your last blog). I am a psychotherapist, but I'm semit-retired now. MORE time to paint!!

jeannette stgermain said...

Karin, am glad you took the reminders as "thoughtful" - while writing I was waffling back and forth if this piece wasn't too serious. Yeah, don't be too hard on yourself - thanks for visiting and have a great day.

jeannette stgermain said...

Janelle - had a question - is your usual mdeium acrylic? Had a great time at your blog :) And for sure will be back!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by today, this is food for thought indeed and that Lasagna looks delicious.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

She looks how I fel somedays!! LOL!!