At the end of last year I was dealing with some major personal issues... I was, at that time .... 'Broken' ..
Three things got me through... My dear friends who were there to support me (thank you)... My God who listened and at times carried me when I thought I could go no further.... and the teachings of Practical Philosophy.
I had taken a year out from PP and I got a call that led me back in January... It was to be my turning point and I knew in my heart that God was guiding me.
The subject that term was "Freedom" ... freedom from the things that bind us, that we forget to let go of... Freedom to return to that natural state of happiness and well being. I had forgotten that within me I hold all the resources I need ... all I had to do was return to stillness and practice the teachings.
It gave clarity to my jumbled state of mind... It brought me calm, and put me back right where I needed to be ... Here... In the 'Now' .. giving attention only to that which is in front of me. I have survived and 5 months on my soul is healing.....
This term, the subject is - The Way of Action .... working from stillness.
I have some digital stamps from Tiffanys Doodles ... I wondered to myself .."How should I use them?" I know that Tiffany is pleased to see her creations used and I wanted to honour her work... So I took time to pause before I began to create... it seemed fitting for me that I should use her Sunflower... with all the earthy tones..
Remembering how she turns her face to the sun and grows strong and tall ... a reflecting image with her deep complex centre and her petals reaching out in a blaze of 'sunlike' glory......
This is a beautiful stamp...
I printed straight on to DP and added a touch of glossy accents to the centre of the sunflower then sprinkled with a little glitter. A few gems and a My Minds Eye stamp done in chocolate brown ink, together with some of my own tea stained ribbon.
Time for a chat? ..
Tiffany's couch stamp.... Another fitting reminder for me and all the kindness and love I have been blessed with.....
I squished this image up a bit (sorry Tiffany) because it looked right to me... I'm not sure if you can make out the paper pieced 'cushion' pattern? It too incorporates the sunflower stamp but I made it ever so tiny teeny.
The vase was from clip art and I used glossy accents here too... completed by a little 'art work' of little mirror glass tiles.
Till soon my friends