Saturday, November 25, 2017

Cultivating Inner Peace


In 1974 the Daddy and I brought back wall plaques of peacocks and fishes from our visit to the Philippines. Gifts for the Mama, the wall art were made of coconut shells. Until last year, the pieces wore their plastic wrappings and were carefully stored away. The Mama wanted to make sure they stayed pristine forever, of course.

Of course, when I discovered the plaques last year, I ripped them out of their packaging and set them aside to sell in our garage sale. No one wanted to buy them. That was fortunate.

A few weeks ago, on a whim, I colored in one of the peacock plaques with acrylic paints. Not the one above. That's my second effort. I'm finding zen as I color between the lines.

There are two or three more plaques that I can color, if I want. And I want. A couple of dull-looking vases could also use a paint job. . . .





10 comments:

  1. Hurray!!! I have found a way to leave comments (again) - Really like your colors . . .

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    1. Thanks, G. I wonder what the Mama would've thought of them.

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  2. I love the blue one, it's really pretty :)

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  3. Hope you stretch yourself a little bit more and start making the "sculpture work" from scratch too! (whether it's clay, wood, metal, shells, etc.). Then, it would be called "art!" Hope you're gonna try it some time:) If you do, post it for the "weekend journal page" on Friday, I'm developing! We really won't be going full force till after all the holiday festivities, so you have some time for try outs:)

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    1. Jesh, I've been toying with the idea of making an elephant out of chicken wire. We'll see.

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    2. @ Susieee ... Heh, heh, heh ... go big or go home! :D

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    3. Widders, I'm thinking at least 3 feet tall. I want one ear to be flipped up just so.

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)