I’ve been waiting for my new year, one word mantra to come to me. I was afraid I wasn’t going to receive it. However, as I sat talking with my doctor last week, it hit me.
1. The state, property, or quality of being strong.
2. The power to resist attack; impregnability.
3. The power to resist strain or stress; durability.
4. The ability to maintain a moral or intellectual position firmly.
5. Capacity or potential for effective action: a show of strength.
I want the whole package, Body, Mind and Soul.
My doctor says that my entire body has become unconditioned. That is a polite way of saying I am fat and out of shape.
I will be starting physical therapy again very soon, and then on to an exercise program. I am so looking forward to this.
Not because I am an exercise nut, no ugh I hate to exercise, but my body wants to be healthy.
My desire for myself is to become physically stronger, and for my creative endeavors to be reflective of this too.
I want to convey a sense of strength and fortitude, and the hope of what is possible, even when I create a gentle humble object.
Strength, strong and assured. On that note, a peak at a new design I have completed and added to my shop. I hope that it expresses the strength that is found in delicate beauty.
I have sewn vintage seam binding and new vibrant blue burlap together to form a background for the vintage image of a Lazuli Bunting. Remember those cigarette cards I scored the other week? I’ve transferred them to fabric.
I’ll apologize for the poor quality photos, it is dark and dreary today.
A twig, a wire nest with eggs and a feather for accent.
I have spring on my mind – can you tell?
See you later,