Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Weathered



I have not been feeling very chatty lately.
Wrapping up a very hard year.
Anxiously awaiting the unfolding of a new and (I pray) promising one. The recent brash of violence in the news has put its finishing touches on my depression.

I feel fragile, weathered, pulled tight, a bit like a barbed wire.


 I decided to go back and visit the pictures of a carving my husband recently finished. He was commissioned by a local to carve a female tree spirit rising out of her tree. She met with us. She chose him for the honor of carving. She honored me by suggesting he use me as his model. He made the spirit pregnant (unlike me) with new life rising out of the dying tree. Vine wrapped around her belly, arms raised in praise and protection of all that is natural in the world. She's a bit sad. Aren't we all?




Centering oneself with nature.
Sometimes it's the only way to feel okay.


7 comments:

Anna Murfield said...

What a beautiful carving! When I look at it I don't see sadness I see strength and power. There must be some of that inside you too if you were the model for such a strong piece. I really love this!

Salem Witch Child said...

That is an awesome carving. And your hubby did that? Can I say again I think it's awesome! :)

april said...

She's beautiful. You must tell us his thoughts about her. Yes, centering one's self with nature.

Laura said...

What amazes me about this piece is your husband passion to share his love of you with others and his deep connections with all that is natural. Beauty abounds...

John said...

My dear Nacherluver, sorry it has been such a hard year for you. Perhaps the tree, that wonderful symbol of nature and in this case fertility is symbolic of rebirth/new beginnings in the new year for you. I pray that this time next year you will look back with the biggest happiest smile on your face because your life is filled with love and joy!

nacherluver said...

Thank you all for your comments, compliments and love. To answer April's question....

Husband's thoughts on his carving. Hmm.... he is like any other artist. So very hard on himself. He has dozens of criticisms about the carving. I just reassure him she is amazing. It is the first time he has ever tried to carve a person. He has done a few male tree spirit faces. I adore the tree goddess and feel honored to have been any part of the process.

p.s. I also make sure to share comments such as all of yours with him to help him understand just how talented he really is!

p.p.s. The lady who commissioned her named her Lillian! Beautiful!

Em said...

I understand, I truly do. I'm wrapping up an incredibly hard year myself. Really difficult. And I have been feeling incredibly fragile. I'm there with you.

The carving is amazing, truly gorgeous. Your husband is a really talented man. And truthfully I think that's the way of the creative. To just see the flaws. But this doesnt' seem to have any to my eyes!

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