Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Aussie Dare # 9...

My latest challenge... by Aussie Dares.

"Art Inspiration"
Glean some inspiration from a favourite artist or artwork - eg. colour use, technique, subject matter, etc...it's up to you ) MUST BE a traditional/fine artist (eg. painter like Monet, Van Gogh, Gaugain, Brett Whitely, etc.) - NO PAPER/CRAFTING artists please. Can be a modern or old-school artist/art form (street art/grafitti as a modern example, opposed to Monet as an old-school example).

Inspired by two modern contemporary artists.... David Bray, a London Based Illustrator.
And Yoshi Tajima A M A Z I N G artist!! Totally curls my hair!

I found both these amazing artists in RIOT magazine. BRILLIANT {Australian} mag!! Totally hot!! My work is not near as elaborate or advanced as these (really???) *grin*. I took all of about 1 hour to get it done.

As always I am MOST inspired by my 5 yro girl, Mikaela (do you have any idea how long it takes to straighten her hair? Bhahaa!!) I wish for her to always fly with her own wings. Hidden Journalling:

May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand. May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism. Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there, even when you feel most alone. May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace. May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them. Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending.

Teach love to those who hate, and let that love embrace you as you go out into the world. May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them. Remember, those whose lives you have touched and whose have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished. It is the content of the encounter that is more important than the form.

May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart. Find time each day to see beauty and love in the world around you. Realize that each person has limitless abilities, but each of us is different in our own way. What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience. May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another's judgment of your accomplishments. May you always feel loved. Unknown

Peace and Love ...


ceanandjen said...

Beautiful art...and stunning daughter! This represents everything that we, as parents wish for our children. How eloquently written it is.

P.S. I love your new banner! xoxox

Michelle Grant said...

Love your take on this art work!!! Thanks for taking up the dare challenge!!! Awesome LO!!!!! Can't wait to see more of your work!!!

Jeni said...

How wonderful! Love your lo and your style. So glad you found us.
Thanks for joining us.

Goddess of Leonie said...

you are so incredibly awesome

beautiful photos
beautiful art
beautiful words
beautiful inspiration

Susannah said...

oh this is gorgeous, love. i love your deep mamalove for M - it inspires me so much :-) have a good week, sweets, and i'll check in with you when i get back from cuddling Deni ;-) xox

b/sistersshoes said...

Your art is playful and fun...a mother's own beauty.

Then the words to your sweet girl...lets just say you were a 2 kleenex read this morning :)

love you dolly,
xxx d