Tuesday, July 9, 2013

mock orange / Winnie early morning on the boardwalk / palest pink peonies / that darn Betty on the boardwalk following us / fresh peas from the market / blue daisy-like chickory / Missy D & her side kick B / hanging basket / Betty hangin' out on top of Doug's truck / my sweet love / hot pink peony bouquet 

I believe that the most important single thing, 
beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.

Maya Angelou

I used to feel so brave. I think back at things I've done, places I've gone and I scare myself. Though I wasn't afraid then, not like I am now. You might remember I chose the word "ease" as my one little word to guide me through this year 2013. Well that word ease has kind of made a mockery of me. I have not felt ease, in fact I've felt more unease in the last 6 months than I can ever remember, it's a desperate unsettled feeling, of dread, of fear, mistrust, doubt, even paranoia at times. It's the exact opposite of ease. I keep hoping it's an instance of sometimes things get worse before they get better. I guess I could look at it differently, like "ease" chose me because I need ease and I do, more than anything but I can't seem to really find it and I feel much too afraid, too cautious to try to be daring.


  1. Wonderful photos as usual dear Susan, I think it is so lovely that Betty accompanies you and Winnie on your walks.
    xoxoxo ♡

  2. Listen sista, you do what you need to do to walk through the doubt, and push yourself to be daring or dare to not be daring. But one thing you must do, is listen to those who tell you....You. Have. Talent. You. Are. An. Incredible. Artist.

  3. Life isn't always ease-y but you persevere ...and do marvellous stuff. BTW your images make me wish I lived in your neck of the woods.

  4. thank you sweet ones ... especially you sista !!
    xoxo Susan


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