If you had three words to describe yourself, which ones would you choose? I chose “creative, introverted, and believer.” That’s me, all three! In this Instagram Roundup I see the fruits of all of these parts of my personality.
Sold a framed print of this over the weekend. I created this using lines from my poem "The Difference Now." ???? The lines say: "The difference now / is that I’ll fight for the life / I want to live / and not the one / you think I should live. ???? https://cherieburbach.com/product/the-difference-now-tree-girl-series/
My pink-haired girl painting, entitled "She Loved Art and Poetry" is in this exhibit! So please check it out if you're in the area, and be sure to support the other artists there as well. The exhibit is called "Roots – The Growth From Within" and it is being held at the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau, 427 4th St.
This year, my word of the year is peace. Active peace. I want this everywhere, but it has shown itself this year in my relationships most strongly. ___________ I can have peace with people who have quirks but who show they care. They show they care by thinking of you, not when you continually hound them to or remind them but because they are putting themselves in your position. When you bring up a concern they listen. And they NEVER give you a non-apology (“I’m sorry you feel that way.”) ___________ It is my hope that peace happens everywhere it can in my life, with relationships, with my career, with my finances, health, marriage, and yes, even our world. I want peace, to the extent that I can have it, with people, but I also want peace in my own life. There are people who think the whole of the relationship is about what they want and need. You find yourself morphing yourself over and over to fit what they can handle, and eventually you don’t recognize yourself anymore. That’s not peace. ____________ Sometimes the only way to have peace with people is to keep them in your heart but not your life. It is a hard decision, but you know when it is time to make it. ____________ Relationships are work, good work, not something that is not a chore but something that helps you grow and understand people. You can expand your relationship IQ and deal with what people want and need, but it can’t just be you doing that. Relationships exist in the space between what both people are working on. It’s about coming together and meeting in the emotional place that is not you and not them but “the friendship.” ____________ https://cherieburbach.com/2018/05/04/peace/ ____________
I use oil sticks often when I paint faces. I love the creamy texture and the fact that they dry within about a day. Want to see how I do it? Join me for Mixed Media Faces. ___________ No painting experience is necessary for this course! It's online, self-paced, and something you can do at your own speed, in the privacy of your home. ___________ https://cherieburbach.com/product/mixed-media-faces/
NEW ORIGINAL ART FOR SALE: The Sun Showed Mercy. ____________ *12×12 inches on canvas. ____________ *There is a still small voice in the autumn of our lives and this leads us to a new season. If we’re flexible enough to bend our branches so they don’t break and if we still remember the solidness of our roots, our spirits will hold us in a place where we are worthy, and loved. ____________ *Signed, titled, and dated on the back. ____________ *This piece was created using acrylics, ink, oil pastels, and other special papers for a stunning mixed media effect. ___________ *Professional framed, including wire hanger for easy installation and hanging. ____________ *All rights reserved by © Cherie Burbach ____________ https://cherieburbach.com/product/the-sun-showed-mercy-original-painting/