Thursday, February 19, 2009

Molly's_Rt. 66

In an effort to post something "new"- I am posting something "old"... I painted this Tijeras landmark over the summer. On a very personal note: I apologize for not being around lately- I have not felt like painting since my spouse of 13 yrs. (20- if you count high school & college) told me she wants a divorce. I am in total shock/crushed- not sure of my own whereabouts right now... Im hoping to find some traction when I finally do get back to the easel.

23 comments:

Sheila said...

I'm sorry Tom. I felt like I got hit with post traumatic stress syndrome again when my ex told me. I'd rather get shot at again than go through that $h*t again. (((hugs))) and healing thoughts.

r garriott said...

I still love this painting, and remember driving past Molly's on almost a daily basis.

All of us here in bloggerville I know are shocked right along with you. I am so very sorry to hear this.

Deep breaths, Tom. All our good wishes are coming your way.

Dee Sanchez said...

Tom,
I traveled that road many times on the way to Sedillo - you did a very nice job. Sorry to hear about your marriage.
Dee Sanchez

Tom Pohlman said...

Hey Sheila- You have all of my sympathy too. I don't know how this will turn out- but it does help knowing you're not alone-

R- I greatly appreciate EVERYTHING you say :>)

Thanks Dee! One of these days, Im actually going to stop there and check out a beer or three. Maybe Ill take the painting with me- see how far that gets me :>) Thank you for your kind words

Douglas Hoover said...

Hey buddy, you were missed. I've been traveling and kept trying to check in whenever I found a wi-fi signal.

Hang in there, man. I know it's a rough go. But the best words I can find, helped me. Follow Your Bliss. Find what makes YOU happy, and do that.

All the best to you, Tom.

p.s. whenever we can get to a bar, the first round is on me.

artbyakiko said...

It's gorgeous, Tom! Love the brush work, as always. I'm sorry to hear about your marriage problem. Good thoughts go out to you.

James Parker said...

The painting's great. Now..I am so sorry about your problem. Thirteen years was "The Year" for my marriage too. No legal probs, but emotional chaos. Had it not been for oldest two kids wanting to live with me, I would have wound up in an egg carton. Time heals...but having folks that care about ya speeds the process...and I'm among that number. Doug has the first one, but the second cerveza's on me.
P.S. Was wondering where ya were..hoped you hadn't bellied up behind a cactus or sumtin.

Marian Fortunati said...

I'm so sorry.

Any loss of a companion is painful and difficult to get beyond. I wish you well.

Perhaps your painting can bring you some solace..

Tom Pohlman said...

Thanks guys- I truly appreciate all of your good thoughts.

Beth said...

Oh God...I am so sorry!! I did wonder where you were. Ugh, I can't imagine how you are feeling. The only uplifting thing I can think of to say is that sometimes our best paintings are done at times like these. Oh Tom, I am sorry. Hugs from New York!!

Sheila said...

Just checking in on you. There will be good and bad days. Fortunately the latter will lesson as time goes on. Hugs.

Anne Marie Propst said...

Tom, many of us have gone through the pain you are experiencing and we all know how horrible you feel. I am hopeful that your talent as an artist will provide some relaxation for you in the coming weeks. The painting is beautiful.

Carol Horzempa said...

Tom- I am so sorry to hear about you sad news. You have a lot of blogging friends that care and will be thinking nothing but good thoughts for you. I will remember you and your family in my prayers.

Your painting of the Tijeras landmark is just beautiful! You are a very gifted artist.

Beth said...

checkin in again...seems weird to have your blog be still. Hope you are well. my thoughts are with you.

Dean H. said...

First, I'd like to say great painting.
Sorry about your problems, Tom. I went through the same thing years ago..so I know the crushing feeling. Later I met my REAL love. Remember that when a door closes, another opens...Walk through it with good fortune.
Dean

Tom Pohlman said...

I would like to tell everyone that I LOVE you all! I can't begin to express how much your thoughts and support have meant to me.

I had actually started a "White Sands" landscape several weeks ago, just before things had come to a head. I think I need to take it off the easel- so that it's not sitting there, mocking me. My counselor was a former Art Therapist and suggested I do some abstract work to help purge my mind and get past this block I seem to be experiencing.

I may be stuck in the middle of this raging river right now- but I can see the shore, and am inching my way in that direction. Your kindness has helped steady me.

Carrie Griesemer said...

Tom, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. It does sound like a good plan to start over with something new on your easel.

I know quite a few songwriters who find amazing creativity in working thru pain. Perhaps you can find some beauty in the sadness. I'll be sending good thoughts your way!

BTW, that Molly's painting is beautiful!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I'm so sorry to read about your troubles and I can't imagine what you are going through.
You have many supporters out here who wish you only the best, count me among them.

dominique eichi said...

Tom, first of all your work has quality beyond mere words. Second I've been in your shoes and if counseling cannot help at this time the only thing I can suggest is do everything that you can do to help toward peace, that will be the biggest step for everyone. I am keeping you in my prayers.

s.prescott said...

Dude - sweet painting as usual. The other stuff, well, I'll just send ya an e-mail 'bout that. Needless to say, it sucks a gigantic rotten egg and I feel for ya.

Sheila said...

You've got a smart counselor. I didn't know why I felt compelled to do abstracts at first but now I can see a lot of my dark moments exposed and purged on those canvases. Hugs.

Vern Schwarz said...

Best wishes amigo, these things have a way of working themselves out...single parent here to my girls since they were 13. It is now all about keeping it real for your boys and of course yourself. Day by day, and keep painting. Your work is outstanding.

L.Holm said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog, but sure not new to what you're going through. It does get better, but it sure is hell to go through. Your paintings and your blog are so full of joy and spirit, it's good to see you painting and posting again.