Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Have I told you .... III

Have I told you .... by Landanna


Eleven days have come and gone since my last update on this project and therefore I made you a collage of pictures which are taken late at night. In the picture below you can see the result so far, unfortunately the picture isn't much better since another grey day is served at my little peninsula.

Have I told you .... by Landanna

Some additional notes to my last post. It is easier to be unkind or mean to someone than kind and loving because with a locked heart you have nothing at stake. Being kind and loving can only be done with an open heart but will put you at risk of rejection. Still a circle of abuse can only be broken by love and forgiveness and so I can't stop trying.

The next step in this project will be the decision on another symbol and/or text. Your imput is welcome my dear friends, can you give me some directions while I'm here on this crossing?

Elizabeth 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday's music



For all the goodbye's of life

Have a wonderful start of your week.

Elizabeth

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday's music

It is monday morning again and this means time to share some music. Just browsed through my list of favorites and chose Will Hoge for this monday since we all want to escape monday sometimes!




Have a great start of your week.

Elizabeth

Monday, December 3, 2012

Have I told you .... II

Last week I posted the first picture of my latest embroidery project and today I have the follow up for you, a very candid one I have to say. Most of you know by now that all my symbols express a special meaning or hold a story, this new project it isn't any different and it's like an update on my journey. 


Have I told you .... II by Landanna 


The first symbol was completed during the weekend and by now you will recognize it. This symbol was also part of Courtship, for the love of it and of Just because-series. The meaning of this symbol and the explanation of these two projects can be found here.


Have I told you .... by Landanna 

The second symbol, the one I'm working on at the moment, is two hands holding. This symbol appeared in one of my dreams and the sentence that went along was: "Our heart is still beating". Liked the idea a lot because two people are expressing their connection when holding hands and it isn't just a romantic gesture although often seen in that light. 

The thought/question behind this project is: Why isn't anyone surprised when they get the middle finger while participating in traffic? Why is the f-word used so very often towards people we don't even know? Why is it totally accepted that we blow off steam in anyway we see fit but letting another person know what we like, appreciate about them is becoming a task that makes us feel shy/embarrased/squeamish? Why is the number of people who don't look at each other while having a conversation, growing so rapidly? And I'm not even talking about using the word love because that would open even a bigger can of wurms. 

In the Longest post  Julie asked: if you were going to start a revolution, what would be your cause? My answer was: " I'd rather start a revolution on accepting and being in peace with oneself as a step to peace in the world than ...." The link between this post and the longest post is captured in the question: "Are we so angry with ourselves, do we feel so inadequate that lashing out is becoming our way of communicating? 

And so I hold my needle while pondering about this theme, thinking of ways of expressing kindness and act on them. Now that you know my thoughts behind this project and the mystery of the symbols has disappeared it is time to start working again

Have a wonderful week and remember the wonders of a smile 

Elizabeth

Monday's music

Last week some new music found my ears in a very special co-incidental way. The name of band is Falling forward and although the group no longer exists but their music is still there for us to enjoy.



Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Have a wonderful first advent week with little miracles of your own.

Elizabeth