Hang It Up!

I know! It has been quite a while since I posted anything. I have a litany of excuses. But mostly I just got “hung up.” On what, you might ask? Well, whatever it is, I am moving on and now getting back into my studio, taking it slowly with a bit of doodling.

Maybe it was the fact that I was looking for a dress for my daughter’s wedding and staring at things in my closet that I have been “hanging onto for too long,” or that I was contemplating the creation of another ballgown for my Ballgown series but THIS is what I doodled. This image won’t become a greeting card but it did get me to thinking about “hang ups” and “hanging things up.”

How often have you said that to yourself or to a family member? “Hang It Up!” Why is it so hard to put an article of clothing on a hanger instead of plopping it on the floor?

How often have you thought about “throwing in the towel?” Or “hanging up” what you have done for years to do something else? Or wondering if you are “hung up on old things” that just don’t belong in your closet or are relevant today? Well except for that “Stevie Nicks’ look” which is making a comeback.

How often have you been stuck in a rut?

I tried cleaning, organizing, decluttering, refreshing and none of these activities seemed to get me out of my rut. Clearly what has hanging me up was not tangible.

After some soul searching and asking myself some tough questions, I am slowing getting back my game and spending more time in the studio – doodling and in search the next greeting card.

Hope you have an easier time “hanging things up.”

Published by Helena

After a diverse career in Corporate America, I am freeing myself of a ton of ego traps; chief among them is "perfectionism." Watercolor, when left to its own devices and imperfections seems to create something more beautiful than intended. I am still a student and love the learning journey. Sharing that with friends and family in the form of greeting cards, has been a surprise filled with joy.

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