Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hot Flushes, Heart Strings and Help

What a week, constant hot flushes had me sure menopause had snuck up and grabbed me a tad early, but no, apparently stress has the same effect. What stress? You might ask.
The stress that comes to a teacher when she cares, perhaps too much and even after all these years retains her idealism, the stress that comes when you don't want any child to hurt and you see it happen. A hard week.
Help came in the form of moments at my desk putting this little lady together, in the time I spent photographing her in Autumn sunshine, and in wearing her to work one day.
Help came in the form of this beautiful art work from Gaye: the colours; the quote; the stillness; just what I needed.
Help came from friends and family, from cuddling the most beautiful woofy face in the world, and help came from above. Thank you Jesus. May the next week be one of peace and wisdom.

12 comments:

Doreen G said...

And I'll say Amen to that also Julie.

Samantha Marshall said...

Hi Julie,
I had the same kind of week- though not as productive. Stress can do such weird things to your body as I'm finding out, too!!!
I love your beautiful lady.

Narrative jewelry said...

All my thoughts are for you dear Julie if you have pain and stress in your life.
The little lady is just so lovely, may be you have to keep her like a rosary or your angel when things go wrong.
I love too that baby dog face, so cute.

xox

Melissa said...

But it is because you care...I am sure glad you still care and retain your idealism...you can make a difference...

The necklace is gorgeous - it rather reminds me of a rosary I saw hanging on a tombstone yesterday - although I don't know why - they don't look alike at all.

Lost Aussie said...

Hopefully next week will be better! I understand only too well the stress that 'child' worry can inflict on you!

Your new piece is lovely and Im glad that pet snuggles help to lift your spirits!

Jeanie said...

Dear Julie -- I'm so very sorry you've had such a sad, challenging time. And I hope the week is going better for you. I'm glad you found some cuddling, some healing, some solace from time to create, a gift from a friend and a dear little lovey with a beautiful face and even lovelier ears. My thoughts are with you.

Jen Crossley said...

Im with you Julie it has been an emotional week for me as well.
I will send you positive hug here it comes************
Jen

Genevieve said...

May the rest of March be blessed with happiness, the retention of idealism, woofy hugs and art for the soul.

Cheers!

Still Waters Studio said...

I love your new work! I know what you mean about the hot flashes. I have to keep fans all over the house. We could start making mixed media menopause fans. :-)

lindacreates said...

Your necklace is beautiful. It is nice to know that you care so much. Being a teacher can be rewarding and frustrating I am sure. God is in control, yet we don't always understand........

Queen Of Toys said...

Julie,

What a beautiful necklace I love it. That special puppy is devine. I hope you week gets better you art is amazing, keep up the good work and stay positive and keep smiling.

Dot said...

Am sorry to hear you had a tough week recently. Very glad that the beautiful Archer gave you support and affection(gogeous shot). I know you care deeply for the children you look after. You have a big heart.
Dot xx
P.S The necklace is stunning.