Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Find Your Comfort

Like all of you, my world stood still on Friday afternoon. I'm still carrying a knot in my soul that I think will stay forever. I've struggled to make sense of things, finally realizing some things will never make sense. So I reached for my comfort, creating something.
I brought my Gelli plate out and made lots of prints on rice paper. I then cut the prints into squares and rectangles. Using liquid matte medium, I glued them onto another sheet of rice paper to create something of a paper banner. It was difficult to get a good photo of the piece, so I took it outside and hung it on a tree. The crisp air blew the paper around. The colors moved and changed in the sunlight. It was beautiful. And for a moment my spirit was lifted just a little bit. 



I hope you will take a moment to find whatever it is that brings you comfort. Find it and rest there for just a little bit. There is still love and joy and peace to share in this world.


16 comments:

  1. That is utterly gorgeous. It looks like fabric. I love how the light shines through. *swoons*

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    1. Thanks Lelainia. I thought it looked like fabric too.

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  2. So true Jenny, I too have felt this same knot that keeps me from feeling joy during such a sorrowful time and have a tough time creating. Your banner is sooo beautiful, and a good reminder that we each need to get thru our sadness in whatever way suits us best. Thank you.

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    1. Your comment feels like a hug. thanks.

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  3. Beautiful way to express the troubled heart. I feel it too. xox

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  4. Love your banner! Makes me think about The Prayer Flag Project. http://theprayerflagproject.blogspot.com/2012/12/flags-for-sandy-hook-elementary-school.html?spref=fb

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    1. Thank you Gayle. My banner did not start out as any sort of reaction to what had happened, it was just raw creating. But once I got it outside and saw the sun shining through... I felt a connection and knew it was somehow related. Isn't art amazing?

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  5. New follower. Lovely art and well stated!

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  6. So beautiful and a lovely tribute.

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  7. Thank you for sharing this beautiful art, to remind us that the world is not totally dark.
    Trish J

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    1. thank you Trish, so glad you stopped by!

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  8. Such a beautiful idea and expressed so well.. Peace, love and happiness for the Christmas holidays and beyond. Xxx

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