My 'one little word' this year is "present" - having a quiet heart that is present in each task and each moment... staying in the present, instead of worrying about the future. I want to be able to focus in each moment on the task, conversation, or issue at hand - to really bring my heart to every moment. "Bring your heart to every day" is a line from a favorite song by Jason Gray that embodies those sentiments for me. I've been wanting to put those words on a canvas for some time, and this week's Mix-Ability challenge helped a few ideas meld for me to make that happen.
For the heart, I just grabbed beads and pearls and whatever there was on my desk, glued it in place with PVA glue, filled in with sand around it, and then dripped in a clear varnish to hold it together. When that was all dry, I used acrylic paint to cover it up, then painted the hands. The stamp of the hands held in a heart shape is from Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Co.
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Fri, Jan 17, 2014 @ 5:31 AM
Dina, this is just wonderful! The piece itself is fabulous and went straight into my faves, but more than that is the inspirational message. I love to read the "story" behind a piece of art and your words have added even more to my appreciation of your work. Thanks so much for sharing this and all your beautiful art.
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Fri, Jan 17, 2014 @ 6:25 AM
I love your goal and desire to stay in the present Dina!! I have thought about that before as well. Your card is so beautiful and creative. I love the hands. I would just love to see inside of your craft room - drywall tape, PVA glue, sand… It sounds like a lot more than card making can take place there. You ROCK!! :>)