“…Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious,
to believe that the world could still change for the better.
And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, ‘What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.’
Yes, evil often seems to surpass good.
But then, in spite of us, and without our permission,
there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts.
One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw.
And so I must still have hope…”
— Vincent van Gogh
“…Don’t forget :
Beautiful sunsets need cloudy Skies…”
— Paulo Coelho
“…Don’t place your mistakes on your head, their weight may crush you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as a platform to view your horizons…”
“…When hope is fleeting, stop for a moment and visualize,
in a sky of silver, the crescent of a lavender moon.
Imagine it — delicate, slim, precise,
like a paper-thin slice from a cabochon jewel.
It may not be very useful, but it is beautiful.
And sometimes it is enough…”
— Vera Nazarian
“…Don’t despair: despair suggests you are in total control
and know what is coming.
Surrender to events with hope…”
— Alain de Botton
Hello everyone. A little quickie post today. I made this small (10cm x 10cm) block canvas very quickly last weekend, when I was struggling to get my creative mojo to cooperate on some of my other pieces. I needed a distraction – so a wee little collage was done and dusted in record time. I can always rely on butterflies to inspire me (translation : save me when I can’t figure out what to do, or need to cover something up when I have made a boo-boo). Wings make everything better 🙂
This piece was just roughly torn pieces of text and patterned papers, a vintage image and some words cut out of book, outlined with a permanent pencil for a bit of definition. I added some wonky scalloping on the bottom and top too.
The world needs lots and lots of hope right now. It seems like it is all we have to hold on to some days, doesn’t it? And hold on we must. Otherwise we are lost. It does get rather hard to summon up even a tiny speck of hope though when you turn on the news or read the papers. Or watch reality TV. Ugh.
Nevertheless, I hope for great things. I wish them for you too 🙂
Thanks for dropping by x