Thursday, July 18, 2013

For Tracey



Sometimes - there are no words.  They catch in your throat in a big lump and they just can't form themselves into what you are feeling.  There is a wish deep inside that there is a way to express the emotion that is welling up.  Sometimes, I think there really is no way to express what it is you want to say - and that's OK too.  Because sometimes, all you need to do is just be there, present and engaged.  Today I learned that my wonderful blogger friend Tracey Fletcher King has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Even though we are 1/2 a world apart - she in Australia and me in Seattle - this news hits very close to home.  Its sets us all on a new path - one of support for her new journey.  
Sending her great love, strength and healing - and also the knowledge that even though we are separated by oceans, mountains and continents - that we are behind her, there supporting her, present and engaged. 










30 comments:

  1. You expressed so well what we all feel. Love your beautiful bird.

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  2. I am so sorry to hear that Tracey has been diagnosed with this. Seattle, WA. Florence, OR or Australia we are all sisters in this.
    I love your expression and emotion.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  3. I know... I felt the same way. I have been keeping her in my thoughts, and yes, even if we are so far away, you get to like and admire someone you've never seen in person.
    What a strong post, and what a sweet hummingbird.

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  4. Oh no. I will keep her in my thoughts. Tomorrow is my day for a mammo and I don't want to but have too. Beautiful bird with it's wings spread apart. Oh my, my thoughts are on Tracey.:(

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  5. Your painting says it all Marji, there are no need for words. We are united in our support for Tracey in her new journey. Thank you for expressing a message of healing, love and support that many of us feel, through your beautiful art.

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  6. This has brought a tear to my eye, such an emotional post. You have said it so well. Tracey, you are in my thoughts everyday, you have my support and I'm sending you massive amounts of love and healing thoughts. Marji, beautiful Painting, as always :)

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  7. GORGEOUS!! wow ... I love your bird...makes me happy!
    Happy PPF!

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  8. A beautiful painting, a fantastic gesture of support for Tracey who is so admired and well thought of.

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  9. Oh Marji, I didn't know this. I've been away from blogland a little this week. I'm gutted. She really is someone we've all gotten to know despite our distance in real terms. This is a beautiful piece and a lovely way to show your support.

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  10. So true - beautiful painting! Valerie

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  11. I didn't know, that's horrible .... Your piece expresses it all, no words needed ....

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  12. A beautiful piece, as you say no words can really say what we all feel, she is a much loved blogger friend.

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  13. Bloody hell you made me cry again... then I showed Matt and he had a tear, even Phantom misted up and that kid is tough, so we are all sitting here teary and touched by your generosity... this means the world to me and thank you with all my heart... xx

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  14. Yep you made me cry as well..I love Tracey too... she is an amazing person and now she has so much love and support focused on her although she will need loads of strength she can't help but heal up quickly after surgery and chemo! I am thrilled to read this wonderful tribute to her...the artwork is so beautiful too!! Thanks for being you, a compassionate, loving lady, and brilliant artist!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. A wonderful post and painting for a wonderful lady. Annette x

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  16. Amen. Thank you for so beautifully expressing how so many of us feel after reading Tracey's post last week. Gorgeous painting too.

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  17. OMG I never knew. My heart and soul go out to her. Wonderful post for a wonderful lady.

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  18. Beautiful image and post. xo

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  19. OMG so sorry to hear this news. Beautiful painting.

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  20. What a truly wonderful tribute to her, and such a gorgeous hummingbird. I was so happy to read on her blog that her prognosis is so good.

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  21. I have been thinking of Tracey all week. That is a beautiful painting- the texture is gorgeous.

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  22. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Thank you for putting into words what so many of us want Tracey to know. Your art and words are perfect, Marji.

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  23. Oh no. I will be thinking of her--

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  24. ♥♥♥ Lovely in every way.

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  25. Your beautiful bird and words will fly over sees and montains to help Your frend.

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  26. Very thoughtful and wonderfully written.

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  27. So nice! Beautiful work....rich and the texture is awesome. Thoughtful words, I'm sure Tracey is encouraged xoxo, Thanks for sharing your work. Happy Paint Party Friday!

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  28. I have been following her blog for awhile, didn't know this result. God Bless you for starring her in your art this week. Birds are my all time fave. He is amazing art. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  29. I can't believe the news - I love her art and blog. Thanks for sharing the news and your art. I will add my prayers as well.

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