thirty eight on thursday



strength

it ripped between the s and t ... as I prepared to create a simple bird

instead of casting it off as an unusable piece of text

I embraced the metaphor that spoke to me

painting


we are not always strong . yet often stronger than we realize

at times overwhelmed with "rips" of life or held together in soft watercolors and muslin



abird



torn between strength and .... what we make of it

aspens on a journey . bliss of a moment . making sense

one day early this week . because I feel the strength today

who knows about tomorrow

....

listening to this CD for inspiration today

passing it on as a reminder . you are beautiful ... and strong


23 comments:

Jamie said...

What a brilliant lesson.

beth said...

i love what your gifted hands are capable of....xo

june at noon said...

It's a great story!

missing moments said...

I always love your stories. Thanks for the smile.

Betsy said...

what a great lesson! Beautifully told, too!

tinajo said...

Hi there - thank you so much for your kind words and the link, was so nice of you! :-)

rachel awes said...

love your story of strength.
love your birdie. always. xox

Tracy said...

"torn between strength and .... what we make of it"...such wisdom, Elk... Your bird this week feel very strong to me. :o) Admiring the mix of materials, as always. Loving those aspens in the link...*sigh*... Happy Weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Jennifer Richardson said...

this is soft, warm bread
to my soul
....sighing my thanks
to beautiful you.
-Jennifer

BEAR's Mom said...

you are my friday comfort zone...
~victoria~

n2theblue said...

Lovely post. Great song.

Oliag said...

I don't know how you do this time after time...each post is equally divine:)

spread your wings said...

beautiful an encouraging message. thank you

windrock studio said...

You just put it out there, don't you? So much beauty, rips and all ... I love you for it.

emily wierenga said...

the fact that you believed in it even after it ripped... this made me cry.

Marcie said...

Wonderfully symbolic - that at times our strength is torn from us..but always possible to repair. Beautiful - as always!

Leslie said...

i needed this encouragement today... thank you.

Leslie said...

p.s. LOVE that Gungor song :)

maccandace said...

The tear makes the bird all the more special...we all have flaws but shouldn't be discarded because of them, they are part of who we are.

Kanelstrand said...

Yes.. Strength has many faces and is sometimes unrecognizable. I like accidental signs like this that speak to whomever is ready to hear.

Jewels said...

LOVE that song!

Relyn said...

Oh, I always love your linky posts. They are like receiving a well chosen gift. Thank you.

Jill said...

I've heard it said that the patch is often stronger than the original fabric, so true in our lives.