Life's Journey is a mural of Threads.

The threads of my mural are influenced by my spiritual practices, personal values, the love of friends, and special people that have been my guides. They are strengthened by my husband's love and support. The colors are brilliant with the influence of my enthusiasm for continued exploration for meaning and truth.

My threads will continue to weave their unique patterns as I explore life's roads, paths, alleys, and avenues. My beliefs will provide many hues as I continue search for a personal meaning of my existence. Artistic challenges and accomplishments will add the sparkle!

The colors radiate the pulse of my life. There is a rhythm to the design. I have danced, whirled and twirled, even stumbled, but, I do have style!

I am excited about sharing the developing design with you through this Blog.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Amulet Bag

Recently, I was involved in a Trade in the Yahoo Group 14-Secrets to a Happy Artist's Life. The swap was an amulet bag made with the partner's values, ideals, and preceived needs. I so procrastinated...I have been so overwhelmed with unpacking boxes since our move. Well, one day I just started the process after carefully reading some of Carol's poems, her notes about the swap, and meditating. I got so involved in the process! The bag was completed in a few hours. I infused so much caring attention to this art piece. I knew it was right for Carol. I realize how much I cared for Carol and was honored to have this opportunity to create something especially for her. I am so surprised at the beautiful results. I included some fabric-plus inches with specific images for her. My son, Henry, composed the poem to accompany the bag.
Being in nature is a wonderful place to be,
It's as if you have opened a gate to a secret garden with
a very special key.
Wonderful sights of butterflies and bumble bees all abound,
looking near and far you see them flying all around.
As you look to the sky your eyes catch a bird in flight
with the sun shining a warm and radiant light.
Sitting down you spot a bright colorful flower,
beauty that you can stare at for a few minutes or an hour.
It is wondrous all that we see with our eyes whether it be pretty or in a tangle .
God will always fix things by sending down an angel.
---Henry Bartlett

1 comment:

  1. Jan, your bag is very beautiful and the inchies are a nice plus. Henry is very gifted and I enjoyed his poem. Thank you for sharing!