Thursday, April 10, 2014

Always Remember It's Only Temporary ~

I am so scattered these days.
Most times, I can't even remember what day it is.
Having my husband home everyday has caused me to lose track of my days.
Is it Monday?
Or Thursday?
Or, maybe it's Saturday.

While he works feverishly searching for jobs 10 to 12 hours a day ~
I find myself with almost nothing to do at all.
Other than worry.

I try to remember that this current unemployment situation is only temporary.
It is, isn't it?
Only temporary?

Sometimes it feels like a never-ending whirlwind of panic and fear.'s only temporary.
Just another piece of our story.
Another valley to crawl through.

There are bad days and better days.
I find myself focusing on the outside world.

The freedom of birds ~

No money worries.
No bills.
Flying wherever your tiny brain takes you.
Most likely to a food source ~ 

Friends all around ~ 

Gathering and buzzing from flower to flower.
No worries of loss or homelessness ~ 

Building a nest for your family.
This pair of Mourning Doves work together.
Focused on the perfect stick or twig to add to their home.
No mortgage company breathing down their feathery necks ~ 

Sometimes, all I can see is black.
Then, on another day, I am reminded of purple ~

Jewel tones that have the power to lighten your heart.
If only for a flash of a moment ~ 

My studio eases my mind.
Sometimes ~

Creating illustrations allows me to escape.
For awhile.

I finished a piece last night.
And....I like it.

This is the second story illustration based on Mayor Ricarda.

 She is very powerful and protects Gerushia's World with a passion. But, even Mayor Ricarda needs some down-time. So, she joined a Monday morning book club. Just by the creek is a lovely spot to read and talk to other like-minded book lovers.

This piece is listed in my Zibbet Shop.
Finishing a new piece always gives me hope.
The possibility of a bit of money coming in.
Maybe even making someone else happy by offering my art.

There are also a lot of other rabbity pieces in my Shop.

So, I've created a coupon code for all things rabbity in my Zibbet shop, 
just in time for Easter delivery. 

Simply use coupon code RabbityLove at checkout to receive 25% off any piece of art that includes a rabbit. The coupon code is good only through Sunday, April 13th. This includes prints and originals.

I can hear my husband in the distance right now...
Almost constantly, it seems.
He doesn't realize it.
Sighs of exhaustion.
Waiting for positive news.
Every single day.

So....we wait.
He networks and job searches.

I wander and pace and envy the birds.

But, we still manage to get up and start over every morning.
That must mean something, right?

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World

4 comments: said...

The fact that you both keep going on, seeing the purple in the black.. and still making art, this my friend is amazing to me.

Hang on to that golden thread, something will change soon, it has to.

I feel that the universe has a plan, a greater plan.

It's just so hard to see the horizon when you are stuck in the forest....

Isn't it?

I hope it all changes soon, I pray for you and your husband and your kids.

Soooo much love,

ps: Tell your husband I am sending him so many positive vibes, and not to lose the faith no matter how hard it may seem. xoxo

Robert Johnson said...

Kim, your writing and art are wonderful. If it's any consolation, I too have been unemployed more than once in my last 50 years; but have survived thereafter. Your photo captions remind me of a quote from Osho: "Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are." --

Gerushia's New World said...


I will pass on your positive vibes to my husband. You have played a major role in helping me to look forward and stay positive. Sometimes, I still cry and feel panic, but I'm handling this so much better than I would have if you weren't in my life.

Thank you!


Gerushia's New World said...


How lovely to have you visit my blog. I'm used to seeing you on my facebook artpage.

I love the words you shared with me. I have never envied richness or power. I only envy the lack of worry that a bird or bee or puppy dog might have.

Thank you so much for visiting. I really appreciate it.