Today I sat in a room full of high school seniors. I heard laughs the words scared and hard work. All this emphasis on passing a class, graduation parties and over the top celebrations.
And then it hit me, the one who’s reading Think and Grow Rich, graduation and passing a class doesn’t matter all that much.
How you dress or what kind of phone you have doesn’t matter. Ok I’d be a fool if I didn’t agree that having an iphone could help you.
What matters is what you do with what you’ve been given. But that’s just it, it’s what you decide to give yourself.
We can’t just walk around going from class to class fullfilling a script. Every day is a choice to give ourselves an opportunity. Yes grades are a refelction of this but not always. “I’ve been working hard”, they say. Shouldn’t you always? Yes! In a wise and wonderful way you must always do your best!
And so I sit here and ponder what I’ve done since the day I set sail. I’m still on a journey, still planning. I’ve got lots of books to write. I did write Wise Trees and I know it’s good.
Now’s a good time to go practice my Live your story Poem. I should have finished the book as a graduation book. It’ll be perfect for back to school.
…there’s a book inspired by Eric Carle’s collage technique and many MANY watercolor beautiful messes …
There comes a time in every project when you realize it’s time to alter coarse. I wanted to make good use of these messes but it’s hard scanning 140Ib paper.
I said goodbye and recylced most of the lovely textures. It felt weird. And then it hit me. I can keep use some pieces to test ideas. I’ve been seeing lots of collage work these days and today I had to try.
…inspired by a movie quote about making the impossible possible.
This one is inspired by long lazy days writing and sketching. It didn’t work out but I don’t care. I had fun.
Ahh… I long for those days again. The days of me and my Roxy. The summer days will soon be here.
I’ll do much better with thinner paper. Thinner paper will help me layer and scan easier.
I just remembered this Elmer’s liquid glue I saw at Target. It’s Wise Trees all over again!