Worry – IF

There are so many things to worry about nowadays.

I miss the days of just worrying about getting my allowance because I didn’t clean my room, worrying about whether Kevin Thomas liked me as much as I liked him or worrying whether my extremely curly hair would frizz up in the humidity! The days of being a teenager.

My worries are much greater today and they seemed to be centered around others. My children, my parents, my extended family, my friends, my environment…who’s going to be the next President of the USA! Yeah, in our days in time we do need to worry about who’s going to be President. The worries of someone opening the door to being fifty years old.

But this morning I looked out on my deck and looked at the beautiful tree that’s been haunting my thoughts over the last week and my worrying over completing her portrait, which I just finished.

I know and adore that tree, it’s a female entity, since she nourishes and shelters most of the wild life in my back yard. She has a giant hole in the middle of her trunk where I imagine her heart is and it’s open, bearing her soul to all.

Today, I worry about the environment and hope that the generations to come take care of her.
Please do something for her today…don’t litter, bask in her glory, recycle, be green always…

Have a happy, glorious and safe green weekend and week!

  1. So much truth in your comments about the topic!

    Comment by Vicki Smith — May 23, 2008 @ 8:05 am

  2. our worries do become more serious as we grow older. this is a beautiful painting. i love the expression on her face, the colors and the composition. well done!

    Comment by johanna — May 23, 2008 @ 8:15 am

  3. I’m 57 now, so I can SOOO relate to what you’re saying. Great illustration!

    Comment by Regina — May 23, 2008 @ 9:48 am

  4. If only we could appreciate being a kid when we are young!

    Comment by Rrramone — May 23, 2008 @ 11:20 am

  5. Beautiful piece!

    Comment by ValGalArt — May 23, 2008 @ 1:39 pm

  6. wonderful post and wonderful art….I can relate…I think worrying is what I do best.

    Comment by NANCY LEFKO — May 23, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

  7. True… true!!! Lovely work!

    Comment by rbaird — May 23, 2008 @ 5:09 pm

  8. Good work and good post :-)

    Comment by Neus — May 24, 2008 @ 7:11 am

  9. magnificent illo and so true, we need to look beyond our worries….

    Comment by Forever Young — May 24, 2008 @ 5:02 pm

  10. Hi Indigene! I know what you’re talking about, but use that artistic imagination to be free of those worries… that’s what I do, I think that is part of my responsibility asan artist. My favorite author is Ray Bradbury, he is 87 and still writes everyday and says he feels like a 12 year old! I’m hanging on to “8 years old” as long as I can!
    Great picture!- John

    Comment by Random York — May 24, 2008 @ 7:04 pm

  11. Oh Indigene, I worry about the same things. I wish I could paint again.Your colors are so vibrant and I dig that green hair!

    Comment by Ces — May 25, 2008 @ 2:01 pm

  12. yeah but i think alot of people worry about the smaller things in life to avoid the bigger picture.

    stunning artwork btw..

    Comment by atomicvelvetsigh — May 25, 2008 @ 3:14 pm

  13. wonderful work…neat idea and I love the colours….

    Comment by Diana Evans — May 25, 2008 @ 3:49 pm

  14. I agree with you (and Willie !). I guess our worries will be different when we get even older, so I try and enjoy what I’ve got good now, but it can be too easy to focus on the negative. All the best to you and keep making your wonderful art!

    Comment by steve — May 26, 2008 @ 10:12 am

  15. Hi Indigene. Thanks for stopping by in our blog. We really love your work.
    And yes, don’t worry be greeny :D

    Comment by Pinot, Dita, Arwen & Leia — May 26, 2008 @ 10:26 am

  16. This is the first time I have come across your site and your work…from one artist to another – I want to tell you I so enjoyed your message and beautiful art that empowers not only nature but women of color!! Thank you for stopping by my IF – but I’m glad I found you!!!

    Comment by Amarettogirl — May 26, 2008 @ 7:26 pm

  17. The hair is so beautiful. I worry about things all the time too. It must be in all of us.

    Comment by kim — May 27, 2008 @ 11:36 am

  18. You made some good points. Nice illustration too. ;-)

    Comment by Honor Bowden — May 27, 2008 @ 6:58 pm

  19. A beautful expression of thought for a beautiful illustration.

    Comment by Fourborne — May 27, 2008 @ 7:15 pm

  20. a beautiful image and concept…

    Comment by kathy hare — May 28, 2008 @ 5:46 pm

  21. I try not to worry so much anymore. I am well taken care of.

    Comment by Don Tate II — June 1, 2008 @ 10:58 am

  22. True!!!
    Very beautiful work.

    Comment by Filipa — June 16, 2008 @ 4:15 am

  23. you are a natural born writer; i struggle with text. you can stop by my blog and write text any day of the week. i worry about my text. dont get me going on the president…

    Comment by AscenderRisesAbove — June 16, 2008 @ 9:44 am

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