Friday, January 15, 2010

beyond


(another journal page from the art/heart journal .....
mini-chunky board book, tissue paper, oil pastels, odorless mineral spirits, black ink, gold star)

Elizabeth had a beautiful quote on her blog a couple of days ago, which I've used here.
In fact I am adopting this quote into my heart.
It is so true.
"Beyond mountains, there are more mountains."
... and being a Haitian proverb it is especially filled with meaning right now.
It always helps me sort through my feelings to apply something troubling to art.
In '03, when the space shuttle Columbia exploded in mid air I got busy making handmade paper which I made into a book and is now a prized possession.
Art/heart.
My thoughts go to Haiti with every glass of water I so freely pour for myself.
With every night laying my head upon my soft pillow.
With a multitude of mundane everyday luxuries.

11 comments:

ELK said...

i like the small book with such a humble quote...enjoy the weekend

neva gagliano said...

i know.
painful to imagine.
making something is a good thing to do with that.

Terri Kahrs said...

The suffering and pain these people are suffering are unimaginable. Love your quote, Kimmie. It's so appropriate. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Amy said...

I'm totally with you about Haiti..so sad..it's unbearable to watch at times. I am thinking the same as you as my days go by and they are waiting for help..I love your little journal page.

Elizabeth said...

That is so, so beautiful, Kimmie. I envy you a bit -- your ability to create such simple, soulful works of art.

*jean* said...

so thoughtful...and precious...

Anitra Cameron said...

Beautiful thoughts. Thank you for sharing them.

Rosie said...

Simple and beautiful. Hard to carry on as usual when so many people are suffering so much - makes it feel almost obscene to enjoy anything.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

beautifully hearted and arted dear Kimmie!

Art Heals ... so I am hoping!
oxo

1creativeone said...

Lovely and heart felt Kimmie...

S. Etole said...

this is touching ... very much so