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but she just kept going

November 21, 2011

rear ended 

but she just kept going…

a year of chronic pain spent sprawled out on the couch

but she just kept going…

broken brain

but she just kept going…

forgotten conversations and discombobulated thoughts

but she just kept going…

debilitating depression

but she just kept going…

financial ruin

but she just kept going…

losing her home

but she just kept going…

losing the trial for the car accident

but she just kept going…

there were years that all i could do was just keep going. it wasn’t easy and many days i was simply in survival mode. i had to make a choice to keep going forward, even when sometimes it felt like i was just going backwards. but slowly i found better days. i found hope and held on tight. i found color and paint and messes and started to tell my story. over and over again. in paint i spoke out my dreams and found a creative life of becoming who i was created to be.

i promise there is life around the corner friend, if you will just keep going.

mixed media painting

but she just kept going...

available in my etsy store.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2011 10:52 am

    Hi Wendy, Hope you keep writing new poems along with your art, at your own good pace.

    I find your work to be uplifting because it is so true.

    Excellent Post, as always.

    Take good care, Ellen

  2. November 21, 2011 11:13 am

    You are such an encouragement to others. I know what it is like to have brain issues as I was born with a problem. I can identify with the things you described. I find that creativeness is a healing medicine that cannot be bought at the pharmacy-probably the best therapy one can do. Keep going…it is well worth it.

  3. November 21, 2011 12:43 pm

    Hurray for her! She is making beautiful things.

  4. November 21, 2011 4:06 pm

    You have no idea how much I needed to hear this today. Thank you!

  5. joanne permalink
    November 22, 2011 1:01 am

    This is such a pretty picture.Love the colours.

  6. November 22, 2011 8:44 am

    Beautiful piece of artwork and encouragement. Have a great day and a fun, peaceful Thanksgiving.

  7. ann dickey permalink
    November 25, 2011 4:39 pm

    just logged in after being gone for over a week~ your words and your art are an inspiration….

  8. November 28, 2011 8:24 am

    beautiful, wendy. i’m so thankful that you did, and that you held onto Hope.

  9. Mango permalink
    November 28, 2011 5:17 pm

    I just found some of your videos on youtube while researching different painting techniques, and I just want to say that you are a tremendous inspiration. Thank you!

  10. November 29, 2011 10:11 am

    Hi, Wendy. I love your wonderful site, your art and poetry, and inspiring story! What a joy to discover kindred souls and new friends around the world, via the web.

    I also have a whole new life in art, as I have 24/7 pain. Pain and disability can be great friends, leading us to new adventures!

    Margaret Been in beautiful Wisconsin

    http://northernview.wordpress.com/ — THE MESSY PALETTE . . . Growing through Art

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