“That the birds of worry and care
fly about your head
This you cannot change
But that they build nests in your hair
This you can prevent.”
– Chinese Proverb
Artists Don’t Just See a Pan of Grease and Soap Bubbles – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Sharpie
Maureen at WetCanvas posted a challenge last weekend. Take a photo
of her pan of grease that was left overnight to soak and do a painting
using the counterchange technique. She posted this photo as a sample of
Here are the steps I took to get to what you see above, including her original photo. Fun!!! Click on image to see it larger.
Words from the Author of Body, Mind and Spirit by Anonymous
“Worry can light on our shoulders or sink its teeth into our
flesh. Worry can become such a habit that it may actually take over most
of our waking and dreaming hours. Worry can break down our immune
system and weaken our natural ability to fight illness.
For some people, worry is a full-time job and life companion.
How much do each of us worry each day? This is a good question to ask
when we are ready to get serious about changing our worry habits.
Once we have identified how and when we worry, we are ready to
reverse the pattern. Progress, not perfection, is the key in changing
our worry habits. With an open mind and willing heart we have the power
to change our habit of worry into one of trust. We know as we make this
change that our Higher Power is truly at work in our lives.
Today let me begin to replace my worry with trust and faith in my ability to use my resources to face whatever life brings me.”