Thursday, November 29, 2007

testing the waters

"Hopefully the era of gurus and other benevolent dictators is over. Ultimately we have to learn to draw our own lines." - Gabrielle Roth

(Can you see the face in this picture? He has huge eyebrows and the big rock for a nose!)

I am sneaking out of hiding to dip a toe back into the world of blogging. I feel quite different after a month off! I have come to terms with some things, discovered some others, come up with a new project (yikes - another one?!) and found that, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, I have been looking for all of my answers outside of myself. A small physical blip has pulled back the curtain and I realized that I have been totally living from the neck up.

So I am warning you now - things are about to get a little messy. I'm climbing back into myself from the ground up. For the first time in a long time, I am taking very deep breaths.

P.S. When I was away I spent some time with the gorgeous Susannah. She took the picture of me that is in my new banner (and she took the picture of the leaves too!) Look at this AMAZING shot from her photo blog!!!


Kirsten Michelle said...

gorgeous new banner, sweetie...and so lovely to see your beautiful smiling face each and everytime i visist ;-)
can't wait until you spill out into messiness here in this space...i've REALLY missed you!!!

Schmoops said...

welcome back sweets! gorgeous banner and gorgeous YOU!


liz elayne said...

the new banner is wonderful! loved that picture when i saw it on s's flickr.

i have been listening to the dixie chicks for the last few months, their newest album...and that song "taking the long way around" came to mind when i read your post. i love the words of that song.

Frida said...

Gorgeous photo - of gorgeous you. Isn't Susannah a genius?

Things are getting messy at my place and I have Sabrina Ward Harrison's words pasted up on my wall "Life is messy. Trust the mess".

Lovely to have you back for an visit and I love that quote! I'm here learning to draw my own life I guess. See you there. xx

chest of drawers said...

Breathing right along with you the banner too!

Your Brother said...

I didn't so much see that face in the picture but the muppet like bird that sticks out of the upper left.

Marilyn said...

Welcome back! The new banner is LOVELY!

(Don't want to use Google ID, so I'll leave my info here:

Colorsonmymind said...

Oh you gorgeous thing.
I am always happy when you dip your toes into anything:)

Love you darling

dreamergirl said...

yay! welcome back you. love the new banner and your pretty face on it :)

much love to you xox

Maddie said...

I love your banner!
It is so fresh and happy and
quirky and your portrait is
so adorable ~ Susannah is
such a fabulous artist with that

yay! welcome back!!!

(i guess you will need some new
toe rings:)

anna pieka valentine said...

Welcome back~ I'm already very intrigued about the messes and the discoveries... Your new banner is beautiful! Cheers!

Amber said...

I felt different when I took a month off from blogs, too. Hmm...

I was going to say how TOTALLY CUTE you look in that new banner pic!


Christine said...

Hi! I've been (or was) reading your blog for a while without ever posting comments, but I thought I would say hello and welcome back from your break by way of introducing myself. I really like the new banner, and I agree Susannah's photos are gorgeous and soft and lovely.
I'm a fellow Canadian (transplanted west coaster living in Montreal) and I think the idea of living in a little flat by the sea in England sounds really dreamy!
Anyway, I've always enjoyed your blog so I'm glad you're back : )

Jessie said...

Welcome back, Meg!!! I was just thinking about you last night as I walked the dogs. I was wondering where you were on your journey through life and composing a letter to you in my head (no, I still haven't written that letter...).

Anyway, I look forward to reading about your experience as you climb back into yourself from the ground up. I like how you put that. There is something so grounding about it. Dirt and breath...and oh, GROWTH!!

I love ya, dear Meg and your new banner looks fabulous! :)

Susannah said...

*giggle* - i'm lovin all the banner love going on here :-) i'm so glad you let me use that photo, honey - you are freaking gorgeous!! xoxox