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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Beautiful One

I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day weekend!! For us, we decided and by we, I mean ME, to stay home rather than to travel this weekend. I definitely feel that before the gas prices go down, we have to take a stand and just point blank change our ways. It does put a damper on things as far as feeling like you are chained to your surroundings, but on the other hand, it may surprise you how many things there are to do close to home. Not to mention if you do have to spend some money on entertainment, why not spend it close to home in your own community rather than throwing your dollars elsewhere?

DS found entertainment with the neighbor girls with a slip and slide that we bought at Walmart for 7.94 cents. Not a bad expenditure. We also took in a movie ((saw Chronicles of Narnia)), ate some Chinese food, had a cook out at the house and pretty much chilled all weekend. Don't get me wrong, we will travel a bit this summer but we did opt not to go home to Mom in NY or to see Dad and sis in Florida this year--again we, meaning ME; but we will go to Myrtle Beach a couple of times as it's only 2 1/2 hours away and we get free; and perhaps another amusement park, but we definitely are revisiting our gas consumption and overall shopping habits. Definitely need to do more.

Good news is that I got a little promotion at work so I'll have more vacation time coming up to sit home with..LOL, and have decided to challenge myself by doing 52 pieces in 26 weeks.

This is the first completed work since I decided to set out the challenge. I am not going to include small works like my magnets or ACEO's, those will be icing on the cake. I'm talking medium to large pieces. If nothing else, I will get better at what I do :)

This dragonfly picture is called "Beautiful One". I believe dragonflies are messengers from beyond, and this one is coming to tell me that despite my insecurities and doubts, I'm beautiful from the inside out. Despite the different textures, and colors, it comes together very peacefully and evokes a spiritual sense with lots of hidden light emitting from all over the piece.

I'm embarking on a collection of some spirtual pieces. I think I need to narrow my focus into a few collections so I'm going to do items in the following themes: (((subject to

1) Spirtual/Inspirational (2 pieces completed)

2) Whimsical (completed 9 pieces)

3) Altered Thoughts of Woman (already completed3 pieces)

4) Abstract Doodles ((I have some ideas on this one but yet have to complete anything in this category)

5) Nature (featuring florals, birds, trees)

How does that sound??

Well I better get busy, I still have a few things to finish up on-work is still crazy as well. Right now, I am managing two branches and mentoring 2 people (co mentoring one of the peeps actually), and handling the drama that goes with it all. It's going to be busy busy like this for me for a least another month as some new changes are on the rise on the work front. More details later :)


Becky said...

My lovely sister, you are truly beatiful inside and out. You have been an inspiration to me my entire life. I am so proud of all you have accomplished and of your art. I love you and wish you could come home to New York...I will pay the gas one way....

laura said...

Congrats on the promotion! I'm impressed by the 52 pieces in 26 weeks undertaking! Wow! I love your new banner .... you are an inspiration...such a busy person, but you make good commitments to yourself and your work. True self-care.