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May 29, 2023Liked by Renee Faber

The expression on your Green Tara is both peaceful and joyous. She is lovely.

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Thank you, Michelle, for appreciating my art piece. It's always so wonderful to hear nice words regarding my art. It's such a journey of constant learning and unlearning!

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Hey Renee! Thinking of you today. Haven’t seen a post from you for a while. Hope you’re ok 🙏🏽

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Thank you, Vipul, for checking in. Oh my goodness I’ve been away for so long now! I got caught in waves of projects and sadly made a decision to allow Substack to wait. I think I’ll begin publishing again next week and just as importantly reading other publications again such as your wonderful work.

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It’s easy for time to pass us by! 2023 has vanished so quickly. Although the engagement with others on Substack is nourishing it does require energy investment regularly like any other platform to “keep up” (whether that’s publishing, replying to comments or posting comments). You have to do what’s right for you and find a balance so it doesn’t drain your energy, especially if you have a lot of other stuff going on!

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Jun 24, 2023Liked by Renee Faber

Goodness, your painting is simply glorious, Renee. And your words always cultivate within me a longing to look deeper, think harder, and be curious about what I find. Thank you.💛🙏🏻🌼

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Thank you so very much, Alice. Your words mean a lot to me because you are such a wise, gentle, and strong soul. Sorry it's taken so long to respond. I've been unplugged for a few months, technology speaking. 🌺 🌷 🌸

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Dear Renee, I've been thinking about you and wondering where you are and how you are. i hope that all is well x

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Never a need to apologise. I always enjoy your words, whenever you are called to be online. I too have been unplugging—so important to fill up our creative hearts.💛🙏🏻🌼

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Renee you’re a gifted painter! I hope you do more of these watercolour paintings. I came across Green Tara for the first time last year when someone was reciting the mantra in a movie I was watching. Thank you for sharing your words with love and compassion. Your energy is felt 💚

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Thank you, Vipul! My art journey is such a journey! Your words have inspired me to contemplate other watercolors of this theme. It's so cool how Green Tara's story came to you. Do you remember the movie?

Sorry it's taken me so long to respond. I've been unplugged from technology for a bit. I need to go to your site and catch up with your wonderful publication!

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I totally get it! No need to apologise! I’ve been reviewing my relationship to technology too. My phone seems heavier than usual. Energetically I think I’m feeling the weight of it now more than ever. The movie is called “Bruised”. Would love to hear your thoughts on my recent posts. Always love your input 😊🙏🏽

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She curled into a ball, the quilt that her mama made her twisting into her. If she could follow her mama, she would. Life without her seemed impossible. She prayed for the oblivion of sleep to take her far far away.

Bombs shook the ground. The little girl clung to her older brother. He was the only one left. Her brother held her, but she could feel the quiver of his muscles. The children just wanted to smell their mama’s cooking and hear their papa laugh again. War is hell.

# These are both captivating and I would love to read more.

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Thank you, Linda. These are encouraging words to read for a writer.💛 Thank you for taking the time to read!

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