Journal

Journal by Kathleen Schildmeyer

A gift from Aunt Alayne, this beautiful Irish Belleek tea pot. It sits on the kitchen table in the morning sun.  While painting it, I contemplate my trip to Ireland.

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Preparing, making lists and feeling an unease for being away from my husband and son for this length of time. Pushing myself to grow, pushing past my comfort. Because I think I am more than I have been. Will they still love me if I change the rules and expand? Can I bring home new possibilities and evidence of dreams manifest?

Morning Journal 10/6/2016 by Kathleen Schildmeyer

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It's cold, rainy outside. Early fall but still the sky lets go of feirce winter tantrums. Seasons are changing. I am preparing to go on a journey, a marker of time. Before and after. Getting life down to the essentials and thinking about all the luxuries I do not need. A suitcase, paints, passport, plane tickets and the love ties of my family. Hugs and blessings from my husband and son.

Ireland