There is nothing harder than being homesick,
especially the kind that reaches right in
and sits heavy on your heart.
I found the best way to 'let it all out'
was to create a painting
that represented everything I felt.
I discovered many things about myself in the process
and thru the months it took to create the painting
I slowly felt at ease and found comfort.
The images and words are 'home'.
It has been several years since I created it and to this day
it still brings a smile every time I see it. The driving force are the words
in the center of the painting.. 'Shape the thought that stirs within.'
I called the painting 'Collage of Life'.
It seemed a natural for the name of this blog as well.
It has become another outlet for me
to shape the thoughts that stir within.
painting by Jeanne Henriques