Sunday, March 28, 2010

sunshade

"A sequoia can live two thousand years. A squid has a four-year life span. A mayfly, born with the dawn, is gone by dusk. Each life is a whole life, complete in itself. The quality of that life has nothing to do with its longevity, but everything to do with how it is lived." ~ Barry Neil Kaufman

I celebrated my birthday this month & thought the above quote was appropriate. I don't know about you, but I'm wondering... where the heck did March go? I mean, I'm excited that spring has arrived, but this month sure seemed to slip right on by. Besides work & family time, I spent a lot of time reading & just resting. I think my mind/body knew it needed to prepare for the warmer months, when I'll get active outdoors again. Studio time will decrease, but hopefully not disappear like it did this month. Balance is a good thing...

This piece is displayed in our living/reading room (tied with the studio for my favorite room in the house). I completed it three weeks ago and enjoyed the process & the results so much I immediately started another (before going into r&r mode). I may do a series combining acrylic work with metal ~ there's a voice inside me telling me to go this direction, at least for now. Hey, I'm game!

"Sunshade" 8" x 10" mixed media, copyright 2010, di-did-it


"What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do." ~ Sanaya Roman


Enjoy your journey.
Di

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh, Di, I love it too! Beautiful!

Smullis said...

I love it. Great job. Definately do more...listen to the inner voice. :-)

Gina said...

Beautiful; the combo with metal is so rich! Belated Happy Birthday!

rivergardenstudio said...

What a beautiful piece, Di...
first the copper and the background, then the branches and lines and all the directions, and lastly the stiching (which I really LOVE)!
You are giving me ideas for stitching my next book... have a wonderful day today! roxanne

Therese said...

Absolutely LOVE it! I love nature, trees, rock, water...all of it! And your piece is just stunning! Yes, keep it up!