worry not

worry not, originally uploaded by robayre.

I’ve been really stressing out in regard to personal and work related issues for the last month. The kind of stress where I’m so tightly wound that when I finally get any sort of relief I just want to break down and sob to let out all the stress. Normally I’m the type of person who leaves work stress at work, but it’s been hard to let it go after I leave work lately. On the plus side, I’m working Fridays again, so I’m back to full time 40 hours and bigger paychecks, yay.

My mom always says “do not borrow trouble”, which is great advice because I have a tendency to play the “what if” game. If I can only remember those words of wisdom when I need it. This morning she was giving me advice and reminding me of a hymn from church “be not afraid” and so I guess the conversation kind of inspired this piece.

As I posted a week or two ago in the pinwheel post, I’ve been wanting to create a painting with a pinwheel of rainbow colors. Today the words Worry Not popped into my head and so I put this piece together really quickly on the computer. Maybe it will become the inspiration for a future painting, or maybe it will just remain this digital image. Either way, I like it and need to post it in a prominent place.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

One thought on “worry not

  1. I’ve been thinking about you lately ever since I saw your tweet about how you’ve been having a hard time. :( I hope the sunrise is comin’ soon. In the meantime, I must thank you for this post, because it feels like a sign that I’m reading this, today, at a time when all I wanna do is borrow trouble.

    It’s so hard for me to live in the moment & not panic about the future. I know, logically, that we can’t even come close to predicting the future, and yet I seem certain it’s gonna let me down (when it comes to the guy I’m dating, specifically). But even so, isn’t there something to be said for having a good time now? That’s a lesson I’m trying to teach myself.

    WORRY NOT. I’m gonna be repeating this all day, thanks to you, sweet girl. :)

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