I finished up my August series...and I plan on going back into my blog and adding some of the fun things that have happened since my last post on 8/22 (...its really for my own documentation...) But in the meantime, I did want to mention a few pieces specifically.
I finished up my 'alphabet of affirmation words'...and then Hurricane Harvey hit...and devastated Houston, Texas and the surrounding area. Every news outlet was showing pictures of the flood victims...and the rain just wouldn't let up. I guess I have family in Texas. Momma said that my biological father has family near Dallas, some other cities, too. I guess I met them when I was a baby but I don't remember. I have driven through Texas on our cross country travels, spent some time in San Antonio and most recently, Austin. And I have met some great folks from Texas, many of my 'cheer fam'. John's cousin, his wife and daughter also live there- in the Houston area. But even if I didn't have my own ties to Texas, however loose, the images I saw of the flooding pulled at my heart strings. So I did what works for me- I made some art, using the colors and some of the elements of the Texas flag, wrote some positive thoughts on the pieces and put out a prayer for all those in distress.
My last piece of the series is meant to kind of sum up everything. I found a quote by Mother Teresa that basically spoke to my intention behind the works I made this month;
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
Artist and Art Teacher