Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Dust of Everyday Life


Warning: Banner triangles multiply when you're not looking!

Just kidding! Actually I just made these ones this evening, in an effort to unwind a bit. This week has been just awful and so I am doing what I do best when my soul feels bruised and battered-retreat into art. There's something meditative about creating something and it's soothing. So this triangle making will result in some banners in the Tattered Edge Mercantile by the end of the weekend. They would be done sooner, but tomorrow I have to finish gathering up and packing my art to go on display on Saturday at the Poirier Library. I am pretty excited about that. I ran into the lady who oversees that today and she seemed pretty excited about it too. (She keeps saying she can't wait to see what my kind of art looks like. It's fun to introduce someone something they haven't seen or experienced before.)

EDIT: My first banner is now available in the Tattered Edge Mercantile. More to follow!



On a positive note, I spent today with my hands covered in plaster. This was week 4 of my Mini Picasso class. The kids couldn't believe how quickly plaster sets and were madly trying to create their art in it before it hardened. I think seeing something go from a liquid to a solid like that was a first for all of them. One of the best parts of teaching is allowing kids to use materials that are completely new to them and if it's messy and fun, all the better! I have to tell you though. lugging a large carry-on bag with wheels that weighs about 40lbs. filled with supplies up three flights of stairs in 27C heat is not for the faint of heart! Art is not for wimps!

In an effort to cheer myself, did a bit of online shopping. I ordered more MOO cards. I ordered some of the cards made from the same art as last order and also added a few new designs. I love having those for my business cards. If you haven't ordered any for yourself, I highly recommend them. I can't say enough good things about the company, the quality, the prompt delivery and value for the money. Moo ROCKS!!

I also bought and downloaded India.Arie's new song, "Beautiful Flower" from itunes. If you haven't heard it, she wrote it for girls in Africa and it's a lovely song. Here are the lyrics:
Beautiful Flower
by India.Arie


This is a song for every girl
who's ever been through something
she thought she couldn't make it through,
yeah I sing these words
because I was that that girl too
Wanting something better than this
but who do I turn to?


Now we're moving
from the darkness into the light
This is the defining moment of our lives,
Cause you're beautiful like a flower
More valuable than a diamond
You are powerful like a fire
You can heal the world with your mind
And there is nothing in the world that you cannot do
When you believe in you
Who are beautiful
Yeah you, who are brilliant
Yeah you, who are powerful
Yeah you, who are resilient


This is a song for every girl
who feels that she is not special
Cause she don't look like a supermodel,
Coke bottle
The next time the radio tells you
to shake your money maker
Shake your head and tell them,
tell 'em you're a leader


Now we're moving from
the darkness into the light
This is the defining moment of our lives,
Yeah Cause you're beautiful like a flower
More valuable than a diamond
You are powerful like a fire
You can heal the world with your mind
And there is nothing in the world
that you cannot do
When you believe in you
Who are beautiful
Yeah you, who are brilliant
Yeah you, who are powerful
Yeah you, who are resilient
Yeah you, who are beautiful
Yeah you, this song is for you
Yeah you, you are brilliant



100% of the proceeds from the song (available ONLY as a download) will go to support The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

Music and art, balm for the soul. Have a good weekend everyone.

3 comments:

&rew said...

I love these banners! Great job and hope they sell well.

&rew

tiffini elektra x said...

The banner is awesome! Love that turquoise!

Roxy with the Moxy said...

The banners are so inviting and warm I loved the poetry- empowering- also, I've got to order MOO cards again, gave them all away(which is good, I suppose) Aren't they fun??
Your blog is wonderful ....
sandy haynes