Thursday, December 28, 2006

"She Sleeps" Mixed Media Piece

I called this mixed media piece, "She Sleeps". I did this the day after Christmas. I was probably having fantasies of a sweet nap or something. Christmas is so busy and crazy that I was glad it was over. And for some reason...this came out of my little art session. My mother made one last stop at my house on her way home (Tyler, Texas) to give me some little wooden boxes, 1 brief case and another little make up type box to decorate like I like to do. But before she left, she took a peak at this work in progress and commented, "that is just what you want to be doing". That helped me name it for sure. I wasn't sure if it was something about meditating or waiting on her lover or what. But, Mama had it pegged with one glance!

The past few days have been trying for us here at the Chandler Household. We have had a little upset that I won't go into detail about. So, being in this state of mind helped me appreciate these two little things I found. First, I was led to this blog somehow and found this particular entry: http://patsloan.typepad.com/pat_sloans_corner/2006/09/day_5_what_make.html
I loved the message.

Then, I got this great email from my sister Rhea about Maya Angelou when she was on Oprah
She had this to say:
Maya Angelou said this:
"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems
today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."
"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way
he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and
tangled Christmas tree lights."
"I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your
parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life."
"I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as
"making a life."
"I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance."
"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's
mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back."
"I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart,
I usually make the right decision."
I've learned that even when I have pains, I
don't have to be one."
"I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.
People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back."
"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will
forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
We can learn so much from others if we just listen. Life is good.

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