From the button on my sidebar, you can see I am involved in the "Art From The HeArt" project. Please check out the site for some of the work that has been submitted, as there are some excellent images.
While I am slowly working on my mixed media entry (with things just not cooperating!) I felt being one of the judges, I needed to get something contributed NOW also.
I remembered a piece I had done a while back, small (only eight by eight inches) called "Stones Upon My Heart". It seemed to fit the bill because it dealt with the power words have on a person, day after day, week after week.......year after year. Torment and teasing, words meant to cling like barbed wire.I was not sure whether to share it; it was a personal piece and I had it put away in a closet. But when I looked at it with a *greater good in the long run* attitude, I got photos and an artists statement together and sent them off.
The photos I will post here; the story behind it is on the website, which I encourage you to view.
Yes, this is a serious post, but sometimes life throws us a big dose of serious to be dealt with, and then we can return to the usual that you find at El Milagro--humor, joy, art. Life being savored. Or laughed off when necessary.
From my heart to yours....that you never have to deal with words that cut to the quick. Or make you question your self worth.
And that you always have the strength to pursue your own path and dreams, with words that encourage you and lift you up.
(due to time differences, this piece may not be online until later this morning on the AFTH website)