Letting Go

Hello, again. I have been away from my blog for a while. I have been dealing with health issues and working at a local school. The health stuff took up my free time but I have been diligently following doctors' orders and feeling better. I have slowly begun visiting favorite blogs and sites and it feels good to chat.

I was asked to speak at a women's event on the subject of letting go this past weekend. Letting go of the labels we put on ourselves or others put on us as women, letting go of the negativity, and the idea that brokenness keeps us in a pit--it made for a great event.

It was great to share and meet with women; to see them look at this piece and know they are unique and special with their gifts. And brokenness.
Art by Erika R., Artful Rising
The canvas is my daughter's current favorite piece. She is too young to understand the meaning but she gets the importance of the crown, the jewels, and feeling beautiful.

QUESTION: What do you need to let go of this year?

11 comments:

Duni said...

Erika, it's great to hear from you, and I'm glad that you are feeling better. When I was dealing with health issues back in 2009/10 it took a long time for me to get back into the swing of things. LOVE your artwork :)
I'm working on letting go of my need for perfectionism. It's stressing me out!

Nancy said...

That sounds wonderful Erika! I love how you encourage your little ones to be strong, and feel good about themselves creatively:)

Natasha Hoover said...

I need to let to of a lot of emotional baggage that isn't doing me any good!

Glad you're back and the bird is beautiful =)

Memories for Life said...

Great to see you back to blogging and great to hear you're feeling better.
Love the canvas!

storybeader said...

What a great looking piece of art! Good to hear you're out working at the local school and congrat. on being asked to speak at a women's event! {:-D

Abby / Linda said...

Sew wonderful to see you back! Nice to see that you are still sharing your giftings with other women, too! We have missed you and are glad to hear that you are feeling better. Keep up the great artwork! Welcome back!!!!!!!!

BeadedTail said...

Glad you're feeling better Erika! We missed you and your inspiration! Love the canvas! Welcome back!

Ann said...

It's great to see you back. I'm sure there is something I need to let go of but not sure what. I dumped a lot of emotional baggage some time ago and occasionally do a little cleaning now and then :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better! And what a sweet canvas that your daughter likes .. she will learn well from her mom

pasqueflower said...

So glad you are feeling better.
Your daughter has good taste. I love your crowned bird.

Splendid Little Stars said...

so glad you are feeling better and are back!!!
lovely art work!