they called her patience. or so they tell me…
Posted in my heart wanders, pia's illustrations September 26th, 2008 by piablog


That is actually the title of a book, published in the ’50’s, written by Lorna Hill. My mother passed it on to me when I was a young girl… a beautiful book I recall it to be… old, and interesting looking, and well, I never read it. And in my growing wisdom and hindsight I know why – this would be a girl I could never relate to.


So patience is not one of my virtues. But I am hoping it is one of yours…My Heart Wanders feels like it has been and gone right? Wrong. It is still in it’s baby phase. My dear, patient readers, I’m here to confess that my workload, and all those little unexpected life changing scenarios that have occurred over past months took precedent over my gathering of all your beautiful images. And, well, another bit of wisdom I found is that I can’t write two books at once. Who knew. So, while my other yet-to-be-revealed book is now in the hands of my publisher, and my life seems to have calmed for the moment, I am going to pick up where I left off and gather the images together for the My Heart Wanders judges. I want this book to be fabulous, just in case you didn’t already know that. And fabulous things take a while to create, even though I want everything done yesterday. And as you will see from the above picture, this project has been in the works for quite some time! I did this drawing over a year ago, well before I even knew I would have my very own blog, or before I knew that each of you would be such an integral part of my wandering heart journey. This piece is sitting near the piano at my parent’s place, and when I was there I walked past it a number of times each day – a nice reminder of our journey together.


Some My Heart Wanders news to tell you: As from my time back in Sydney, I made a little decision: to bring on board a special guest as one of the judges. With the other judges all in accord, without further delay I would like to announce that the new guest judge is… my Mum! So, welcome aboard Mum, thanks for accepting the invitation, and I do hope you will enjoy the journey with us.


So, this weekend, it’s either dedicating my time to catching up on my accounting or My Heart Wanders – hmm, which should I choose?


PS yes there is a heart in that rambling tree, it might take you all weekend to find it though, perhaps if you fuzz your eyes it will stand out more – let me know if you find it!

PPS how about a song to launch us into the weekend? I pick this one, from one of my all-time favourite female singer/songwriters/poets. Enjoy.

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  1. sofia says

    can’t wait to know more about that secret-book 🙂 This drawing is beautiful and I still haven’t found the heart !

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  2. French Boy says

    Le choix est difficile pour ce week-end: la raison me dit “comptabilité” mais le coeur me dit “My Heart Wanders”. Le coeur ou la raison? Telle est la question.

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  3. French Boy says

    Je dis le coeur!

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  4. katiecrackernuts says

    Spied the heart first thing. There it is, bold and bright. Shh, won’t tell, we’re only four comments in.

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  5. barbara says

    I see it, I see it. Took me two minutes though.

    September 27th, 2008 | #

  6. Annie says

    I am giving up, can’t find the heart :-). Thank you for letting us know, I have been wondering what was up with the My Heart Wanders book, I figured you were just busy, and I was right. Like you say, good things are worth the wait, take your time and no worries.

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  7. Emily says

    I can’t say that patience is one of my strong points but for your My Heart Wanders I would wait years. I suppose for now I will just have to pass the time anticipating your new secret book and searching for the heart in this drawing, which is gorgeous by the way.

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  8. robin says

    well this is just my night to be serenaded! i have cried at least three times listening to the music of my friends. and i just spent 4 minutes and 27 seconds watching ani as much as listening to ani. woo hoo!! love is everywhere tonight! i am so lucky!

    i will contemplate that heartful tree and think of your mum and you collaborating on this project. aren’t there books or films created about the journey of a book and it’s authors? i have all the patience in the world. it will be a beautiful project!
    select the accounting first. the dessert always tastes better if you feel you have earned it 😉

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  9. itsasne says

    love the drawing… love the sweet tiny heart… x

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  10. Jeska says

    Beautiful tree, can’t see the heart : (
    How lovely to have your mum as a judge.

    If only I could take a leaf out of Robins book, I always avoid the boring stuff and then pay for it later.

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  11. Liberty Post Editor says

    Hello Mum..I’m dialing up from Canada! So happy you are now a judge!

    September 28th, 2008 | #

  12. Rachel Haynes says

    I see it I see it!! It’s in the lower right hand corner, in black. What a cool tree!

    I’m glad to hear that it is good things that have been keeping you so busy. I’m anxious to see what progresses with “My heart wanders”… but I’m certain that it’s going to well worth the wait.

    October 7th, 2008 | #

  13. Devi says

    What a lovely drawing, Pia! I see hearts (and a fish – well, I always see something in something, so never bother me ;)).

    February 3rd, 2009 | #

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