Meditations on Natural Disasters – 52 Projects #39 and #40

Been meditating, stitching and heading back into the art journal to keep positive thoughts and prayers for all my friends impacted in Texas and now Florida/Georgia and beyond.  Few words can express the chaos of two huge hurricanes back to back and the devastation and recovery moving forward.  Everyone I know so far is safe, but will they have homes to return to and will their damages be overwhelming.  I am putting out as much positive energy as I can.  Saturday’s journal was about holding on to the divine, whatever that means to all of us, keeping the thoughts of a higher power in our hearts.

Keeping strength as the storm was approaching.  Sunday’s page as the storm was impacting Florida was more about chaos and worry and trying to keep positive knowing that so many friends were frightened and trying not to add that negative energy to my own thoughts and feelings but sending out hopeful vibes.

And of course today’s remembrance of 9/11 and the impact on our lives here in the US in the aftermath.  We will never be so carefree again, for many reasons.

Wishing you all a peaceful Monday.

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6 Responses to “Meditations on Natural Disasters – 52 Projects #39 and #40”

  1. sheila 77 September 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

    The first chap is worried but the second is sending out peaceful and loving thoughts.
    Both are super pieces of art, colour and life.

  2. Bleubeard and Elizabeth September 11, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

    The hurricanes were devastating, but 9/11 was even worse, I think. I agree that life is no longer as it was back then. We certainly turned a page. But your wonderful art is hopeful and encouraging.

    Concern and surprise showed on the first art face, but the second with a sweet smile showed there really was something to look forward to. Thanks for sharing these, because both your art and words have such great meaning today.

  3. Erika N September 11, 2017 at 7:45 pm #

    Nice faces. They bring joy. I know, these storms are frightening and so many people are affected. A happy face is just the answer! Hugs-Erika

  4. Dorthe Hansen September 12, 2017 at 11:25 am #

    Dear Corrine, I think the loss of feeling carefree, is equal in almost all the world, living in 2017…. nowhere I guess , are we free of the worry for terrorism , which is so very sad.
    The awful hurricanes , spoiling so many poor persons lives, tearing their homes and surroundings apart, and leaving them with nothing much else than their lives !!! So devastating and filled with fear, it must be, to both stay in it, or to go away, and live in fear for what will be when returnin g home .
    I feel so worried for friends over there, just like you, and pray the “divine “will save them and their homes ,
    Your creations shows the despair and new hopes , feelinsg going hand in hand , in such severe situations. They are wonderful !!!
    A hug from me !!

  5. Barbara Casillas September 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

    It must be so devastating to have everything destroyed. I heard that electricity and gas will take maybe a couple of weeks to be restored, which makes it even more difficult to recover. You are right, the days of feeling carefree are so removed. Not just of childhood, but not too long ago as an adult. It’s so important to enjoy each day.

  6. Julia - Vintage with Laces September 14, 2017 at 1:29 am #

    They have such different expressions but they’re both fantastic faces, Corrine! My heart goes out to all the people in the hurricane areas. It must be so scary when you stay and devastating when you leave and come back to a destroyed home. It’s also awful that looters try to take advantage of hurricanes. What a world!

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