Kerrie Woodhouse

Whimsical words and watercolour

Do you have a secret unlived life?

Series of the MonthKerrie Woodhouse

Do you love an intriguing pathway?

Me too.

I love a garden path with little delights hidden round each bend.  That's what I have been painting recently.

 
 Garden Path no 3 - Lavender walk (Watercolour on paper, 9"x12")

Garden Path no 3 - Lavender walk (Watercolour on paper, 9"x12")

 

We are all naturally curious, aren't we?

Sometimes it's a light on the horizon that draws us in. 

 
 Garden Path no 8 Sunlit Bend (Watercolour on paper, 9"x12")

Garden Path no 8 Sunlit Bend (Watercolour on paper, 9"x12")

 

Or the invitation of an open gate.

Actually, even a closed gate has a certain allure. Surely, whatever is locked behind a gate must be worthy of further investigation.

 
 Garden Path no 4 Lavender Gate (Watercolour on Paper, 9"x12")

Garden Path no 4 Lavender Gate (Watercolour on Paper, 9"x12")

 

I have been painting these garden paths all month and I cant help thinking about the paths that lie before all of us.

We have so many choices, so many paths to take. Best to let our curiosity be our guide.  Listen to the whispers of our hearts and choose to bravely take the paths that beckon.

 
 Garden Path no 9 Tulip Path (ACEO Watercolour on Paper, 2.5"x3.5")

Garden Path no 9 Tulip Path (ACEO Watercolour on Paper, 2.5"x3.5")

 

For beckon they do.

The wishes and dreams that we don't pursue don’t leave us. We may stop talking about them and we get on with the business of adult things. While fears and doubts may also do their bit to dampen the call, the little voice is always there, tempting you down the path. 

 
 Garden Path no 7 Shaded Bench (Watercolour on Paper, 9"x12")

Garden Path no 7 Shaded Bench (Watercolour on Paper, 9"x12")

 

Stop awhile on your current path and make sure that what you see before you still fills you with joy.

Or is there something you put on your 'Someday' list that just might be better? 

 
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What are your secret dreams of things you still want  to do, be, learn or explore?

Start today. It's the things we don’t do that we regret.

The only thing worse than starting something and failing... is not starting something.
— Seth Godin
 
 Garden Path no 2 Flowering Sentinels (Watercolour on Paper 9"x12")

Garden Path no 2 Flowering Sentinels (Watercolour on Paper 9"x12")

 

Follow your curiosity down the path that beckons.

For to carry around your secret unlived life is a heavy burden indeed.

 
 Garden Path no 1 Bouganvillea Steps (Watercolour on Paper 9"x12")

Garden Path no 1 Bouganvillea Steps (Watercolour on Paper 9"x12")

 
I will not die an unlived life
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart 
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.
— Dawna Markova