Tuesday, February 24, 2015


I shared this picture the other day when it wasn't quite complete.  I have finished it now and my inspiration for it was from a picture I saw on Pinterest.  I thought how interesting a poppy bud is.  Hard and green and a perfect oval with little fuzzys all over it.  Inside it is a beautiful flower with paper like leaves waiting to unfold. Beauty for mankind is like that also.  Kindness, empathy, being helpful, giving and being a good friend, parent, boss, child, sibling, ....it all comes from within or from your heart.   
On a similar note, I painted this collage a few years back for a very sweet, helpful and beautiful friend of ours.  She was always giving herself a hard time and I found this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson-Truth, Goodness, Beauty are but different faces of the same all.  Whether RWE had this in mind when writing the sentence, I don't know, but this is the way I see it.  If you have truth, and goodness then you also have beauty.  They are the whole package. It doesn't matter if one is beautiful on the outside or not.

The Poppy Buds picture, I am going to keep.  There were many things that I tried for the first time.  I followed instructions from Kelly Rae Roberts book- Taking Flight, on how to make dimensional items. I liked the way they turned out, but I want to make them smaller.  If you notice one leaf has some lines on it and then I decided against that look.  I want to change a couple of colors and also I wasn't happy with the words, other than that....it's perfect! :-).  I am in the process of making another and my plan is to open an Etsy shop in the near future.  I am building my inventory right now. 

I would certainly appreciate feedback on this.  It's a little intimidating and scary to try a different venture. 

Thanks so much for stopping.

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