I finished this painting of a past its prime magnolia earlier this week. I am working on a series of paintings of magnolias in different stages of development.
I was so inspired by Julie's, Michelle's, and Jeanet's layouts for the STM song Say Hey that I had to make one of my own. I just love that song and listened to it several times yesterday while I was working on this LO. The photo is from Carnival 2000, when we were living in Trinidad.
This is a shadowbox that I did based on a class I took last year with Wilna Furstenberg. The big heart is papermache, it is edged with part of a feather boa, and the metal heart is an earring. Wilna's project was meant to be a valentine but I see it more as a prayer and poem - I have always love the simple yet profound poetry of Emily Dickinson and this little phrase speaks volumes. (This is for Scrap the Poetry)
And now a little prayer for the people of Haiti, who have so little and now have even less. The horror of the earthquake is unimaginable to me - I feel like anything that I have experienced in my life can be nothing compared to the incredible devastation that they have endured. In times like this, I realize that my little complaints are trivial, and I pray that things are not as bad as they appear right now, and that if they are, that aid from other countries can alleviate some of their suffering.
Thanks for reading and hope you have a good day. I am ever grateful for my life, my health, my husband, my son, my cat, and all of my good friends IRL and on the web.