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Spread # 105- Set Them Free August 4, 2010

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

‘Them’ could be something, somebody, some nagging thoughts, obstinate emotions, wants, and needs. Don’t be a clinging vine, I say to myself, let ‘them’ go! There are many similarities between my home and my journal. They both house my offspring: my children and my art. And although both stem from me, they are not mine. I am not in possession of them. I provide space for them to bloom, to be. I accommodate them. They shouldn’t be accommodating me. I remind myself very often to set them free. I know they will only flourish when I do that. I forget just as often.  I know that when I set them free, I set myself free, yet it doesn’t help me much or make me implement it. How sad…


1. Donna - August 5, 2010

Amen and Hallelujah!

2. pearlandroses - August 5, 2010

Beautiful reminder, beautiful art.

3. apaperbear - August 5, 2010

As the beautiful P said “Beautiful reminder” of a wonderful day together I shall treasure.

I wish to let go of the nerve pain in my leg… I am powerless over it. Let go of worries. Let go of regrets, let go of “what if’s”, get out of my head and on to the paper. Get it out. Let it all go. To be present for those in my life and for me. To enjoy what is.

Your words and images hold so much meaning. Keep challenging us. Keep opening our minds to possibilities.

4. Arlene Wanetick - August 5, 2010

Letting go: a lifelong lesson! To be learned over and over. Not possible to be only learned once….we can let go of wanting that, too! Love you. Arlene

5. Lynn - August 5, 2010

Love the new spread! The deep colors, the raw feeling, the intensity. Great spread.
Insightful words that went with. Thoroughly enjoyed this post.

6. Seth - August 5, 2010

Another wonderful spread…and an importnat message.

7. Catherine Witherell - August 5, 2010

well, that’s one way to look at it, isn’t it? it isn’t really sad though, it’s just a process. can we look at it before, during and after and get some juice out of it, positive or negative? and the letting go is all in our heads. saying it can move the process along, making art with it can find some perfect beauty in it.

8. patsy - August 6, 2010

It’s always interesting to see your journal and read your words!

9. Anairam - August 6, 2010

I like the page, Orly. There is something dark about it too. I would like to think that I set “them” free, but I know that when I start having anxiety dreams about “them” that I haven’t quite accomplished it! Setting material or actual things free is easier than setting thoughts/feelings free, I find. Not sure if I am making sense …

10. Stephanie - August 9, 2010

Your pages are compelling and your words always inspire.


11. rivergardenstudio - August 10, 2010

It is hard to set those you love free. You capture the feeling in your pages… roxanne

12. Gil Avineri - August 20, 2010

there is so often such immense power and poetry in your words, not to mention the images you align them with.

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