Artwords – Indulgence

in·dulge (n-d lj)
v. in·dulged, in·dulg·ing, in·dulg·es
.1. To yield to the desires and whims of, especially to an excessive degree.

The theme for this week’s Artwords challenge was Indulgence … and what a source of inspiration it was! Though, I am not completely happy with this piece… I do so love what it represents…

Clicking the photo below will take you to a new window, and larger photo. I’m working on a better photograph…

“Indulgence of the Soul”
8” x 8” Art Squared on Canvas
One of a Kind, Mixed Media Painting & Collage on Canvas
By Raleigh, NC Outsider Artist – Chrysti

I admit it…I indulge myself in small ways daily .. a Starbucks… a long bath…overpriced lip balm.. all truly wonderful little bright spots in my day.. but somehow, all those trivial, minute diversions, keep me from what’s truly important.. the nurturing, and indulgence of my soul… I find that so often, I’m running from moment to moment.. kinda like living a connect the dots puzzle .. that by the time the day has come to an end.. I have overlooked the things that heal me, touch me.. that transform me…

Well,  Enough is Enough!

Creating this piece, was a baby step for me.. a tiny step towards awakening, and acknowledging that inner part of me that needs as much as time, as much indulging as those I love, as much devotion as I give to my work, and the 101 other ways I stretch myself too thin. I lost myself in the making of this .. each stroke of the brush, line of the pen pushing me forward in my quest… It is my sincere desire, that it serves as a powerful reminder to indulge & nurture your own soul.

I will be putting this up for sale soon.. and will keep y’all updated when I do. But, for now … it will remain in my studio as a daily reminder of what it is I truly need to allow myself to indulge in.

Which bring me to my next announcement.. I find myself craving some ‘me’ time .. you know the kind, no phones…no computer…no people.. just pure, simple, chosen solitude.. my 32nd birthday is fast approaching (June 3rd) .. and I’m thinking, that’s just what I may do to celebrate … can anyone suggest some spots around or within a few hours of Eastern N.C.?

“The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed; there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish,-all duties even.”
  —  Ralph Waldo Emerson

xoxo — Chrysti

4 Responses

  1. I absolutley love this. The colors, the image, your creating process for the piece….just beautiful.

  2. there are several favorite places in sc or close to asheville that I “love” . You can emial me and I will give you a list.

    Congratulations on discovering the nedd to “indulge” yourself. I do that routinely – but it took a cancer diagnosis for me to understand the importance.

  3. Wow – I just found your blog from a purchase from you at Ebay!! Wow! I am going to spend some time looking through – but incredible stuff! Can’t wait to get my ebay stuff – and you can bet I’ll be back to both – ebay and your blog!


  4. Really nice site you have here. I’ve been reading for a while but this post made me want to say 2 thumbs up. Keep up the great work

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