Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Bird on the Ground by Roberta Warshaw
Bird on the Ground, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.

Well, another year has gone by. Frankly new years is not my favorite time of the year. I don't like celebrating the passage of time. Especially as I get older.

And it is cold. I long for sunnier climes but it is not to be right now. My husband still toils away at his job. Sometimes I think about going alone for a couple of months but I am not really a solo traveler. I envy those who can just pick up and go on a whim by themselves. I am not one of them.

I spent new years day in bed, under the covers watching The Twilight Zone marathon.

I have been out of my studio for over a week and it keeps spitting me out when I try to go in. I am not sure what that is all about. Well I do but I can't talk about it on here. Let's just say the last couple of days have been horrible and leave it at that.

Also I haven't been swimming in almost 2 weeks. The pool I belong to caters to children when they are on vacation so lap swimming was curtailed. I went over there on the day after Christmas and turned around and left. There were too many children in the lap pool. I don't like swimming with them because, frankly, they pee in the pool. I find that too gross and can't bring myself to take the plunge so to speak.

So today, they are all back in school and I am going swimming in a little while. I hope it makes me feel back to myself again.

I think it will.

The piece you see above is the last piece I did. It was last week.



Numinosity said...

This piece is so rich and vivid. The silhouette of the crow/raven makes the whole piece pop and I like the blurry effect of the lines behind the bird. they're kind of feathery like hoarfrost on limbs. One of my favorites!

Ginger Davis Allman (The Blue Bottle Tree) said...

WOW, I love the colors on this one. Much less minimalistic than the ones you've been doing lately. And I really love it.

It's so refreshing (honestly) that you've talked about feeling down this time of year. Sometimes all the happy positive stuff gets a bit hard to take. I think putting your head under the covers is natural this time of year. I think it's part of renewal and regrouping. Well, that's me anyway. I'm also having trouble facing what I think I want to be doing. With Alek using my studio this month, I've been eagerly looking forward to getting website and tech things done. But nope. I just can't get myself oriented to it. I spent two days playing jigsaw puzzles online instead. I think Twilight Zone would have been more interesting, LOL. Hope you feel like yourself again soon!

Roberta Warshaw said...

I know what you mean Ginger. I try to stay cheerful just because everyone else is!

Joanne Holtje said...

Roberta: I am sorry to hear that you are struggling. Struggles, pain and confusion are grist for the mill for us artists. If you can bear it, it can deepen our humanity, the most critical thing in the artist's tool box. But still, it is a lousy place to be.
This piece, however, is magnificent! This is my current favorite.

Robbie said...

Hope all is well with you, roberta! Your work this year (away from beads) has been outstanding! Can't wait to see what you do in 2013! I always tell one of my friends, that she DOESN'T have to do art all the time! Heck, we all need a vacation...good for the soul or brain!

pauline said...

Roberta, i hope your "terrible" period is over. :-( Or that you're ok with it. One or the other is good. I always find the New year a bit difficult, in more ways than one. i think staying under the covers with a good movie sounds like a perfect way to spend the day. :-) Especially if it's cold outside. Take care of yourself. Do what you wanna do. In the end, it'll all be good. xox

pauline said...

ps: your BIRD ON THE GROUND is incredible.. i love it. Love the colour combination.