Illustration Friday: CARRY
This is the first image that popped in my mind
when i saw the word of the week on IF.
How we all go through life
carrying different weights on our shoulders.
Some by choice,
I choose to see the glass half full
but i also realize that for some people,
this choice is far more difficult.
I don't wake up in the morning
to the sound of bombs outside my home,
or sitting in a jail cell,
or lying in a hospital bed,
or with a hangover the size of a house. ;-)
I wake to the sounds of birds chirping
and the breeze blowing,
and a peaceful heart
so it's relatively easy for me to see the glass half full.
I remind myself now and then
that we're not all carrying the same weight in life.
Some of us are carrying huge and heavy burdens.
Here's last night's playtime.
I didn't take many pics this time.
It basically goes from step one to done. :-)
I started out with collage
and ended up just painting over the whole thing.
Kinda defeats the purpose of collage,
This is kinda what makeup on a woman looks like to me.
No offense to those who wear it -
i still love you, honest i do.
It may not be what the world sees,
but it's what i see.
I used to wear mascara when i was a teenager.
Then i went without wearing anything for years
and a few years ago, when mom was here,
i tried on her mascara on my eye lashes...
it looked (to me) like there were spiders on my eyes,
so it immediately came off.
I can handle lip gloss now and then,
that's about it.
Women are still far too conditioned
to look beautiful all the time.
The problem with that is that
we don't all interpret beauty in the same way.
I'm linking this to Illustration Friday.
Check out some of the fabulous illustrations there...
Wishing you all the kinda day you love.