Wednesday I finished my last triptych for a swap I'm in. I mailed it and then started to think about how different the "outside" or door fronts were from the "inside". My first thought was "what was I thinking?" Then it became very clear to me. What is on the outside isn't always what's on the inside. What we first see is not always the final observation. Appearances are one thing, the true self, the person, place or feeling on the inside is really what counts. I just love how art can open those doors of inner understanding. The inside of these pieces reminds me of comfort (chair), security (fence), love (family) and the safe and relaxed feeling I get from home.
One day recently our 19 year old daughter came to visit and when she walked in the front door she took and breathe and as she released it she said "ah, home". It was such a reassuring feeling to hear her say that. Although this is not where she lives now, it is a place she can call home.
Recently I asked our oldest daughter to look at the picture of her beautiful daughter that I used on one of my fabric pages. To my relief and excitement she edited a few of my posts. I am off now to email her and see if she will edit this one as well. It really holds me back from writing because I'm not the best at typing, grammar and proof reading.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment!! :)
Added Sunday: I finished this piece and immediately mailed it. Now that I look at it again I really wish I would have left space in between the houses. Lesson learned.
7/4/07 Changed the pictures. Much better!! Thank you Bill for taking care of me. :)