Friday, July 16, 2010

Inspiration from Diane Knott

Inspiration, comes from many places.....this project started after I heard from...

Diane is so, soooo talented. A little nudge from her got me going....thinking...
where "have" I been???
I had to chuckle, as I had no idea how to answer.
I have not posted as much as I used to,,, not even inspired to create.
I am not going to over analyze it, but, just reconnect with my muse.
Thank You Diane.
I am sending you a big southern hugggg from an out of place, fellow Yankee.

I had the good fortune to find a book from 1960 that teaches Braille. It captured me, and for the three dollars, well, wouldn't you get it? It was one of those moments, you know that you know, that you know it's right, and you hold it tight to your chest and feel it means....something good.

The creamy pages, and the millions of thoughts of all the perforations, what it must mean to one who has no sight. It makes me so grateful for the gift of sight, and all my other senses. Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing, and became a remarkable woman that brought courage to millions of blind people. She was born only an hour from here,,,, click here to learn more. I read quite a bit about her, discovered to my disappointment that she was a socialist. Oh well, she did some good. We visited Ivy Green a couple of years ago, it is a very charming place. 

I am further inspired to finish the piece in the first photo, and I am exploding with ideas. I have dishes in the sink, and I do not care.

Have a creative weekend to my fellow blogger friends, you do make a difference!


Terri Kahrs said...

Sooooo good to hear your "voice"! Can't wait to see the results of the journey your Muse takes you on!!! Boring women have clean dishes and homes!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

sandra said...

Hi Marcie,
So glad to see that you are newly inspired to create...can't wait to see. Yes, so disappointing that Helen Keller was a socialist, ;-( but as you said, she was an amazing woman.
Love what Terri said about boring women! lol

Anonymous said...

Oh, Marcie, this is giving me goosebumps! It made me think of Helen Keller - the most inspirational woman ever, ever born!
Oh, also...."Amazing Grace"!!! I was blind but now I see....
Yes, my fellow Yankee...goosebumps!
Whoa! Your muse is BACK!
Hugs and blessings!
PS: What you don't know is that I had a meltdown of my own yesterday - tears, lots of sadness and trying to remember the Serenity Prayer for things that can't be changed...but the wisdom to know the difference...and to do something else instead to make a wrong righted - just be grateful and move on counting blessings.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Marcie...I am so glad to see you posting again!


Myrna said...

I was feeling the same way..I think my muse had left on vacation!
But recently I had a spurt of inspiration and now I've got a few things all ready for etsy..and now found my camera battery dead, and can't find the charger!! Oy-vey!

I am SO glad you're creating again..I must say, Marcie, YOU inspire me every time!! Looking forward to seeing your creation!

Thespa McLaughlin said...

I don't know what you have to do to "finish" that first piece but what I can see of it looks absolutely stunning! Glad to see you again, you go girl!

Dorthe said...

this is stunning, just show us the rest, it seems so finished to me :)
Hugs, Dorthe

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Glad to see you posting again, the dishes will still be there! Can't wait to see what you create!!! Blessings~~~ Daphne

Coleen said...

you are so beautiful....inside and out....was great to talk to you today, my friend...good to know that I have a friend to lean on when meltdowns occur......dishes are not important...letting loved ones know how you feel is...and that they really know how much they are know what I am tryin to say here.....

Heart Hugs,
Coleen (Queenie)

Cindy said...

What a treasure...the braille book you cam upon. Your photos are inspirational in themselves! Have a great weekend...

The Tin Rabbit said...

I can't wait to see it finished...looks amazing!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Marcie!!!!! Omygoodness girl....the artwork in progress is so GORGEOUS!!!!! I want to see MORE! I love, LOVE that you are creating dear friend, it's so IN us, isn't it??? Thank you so much for sharing your inspire me!!!! Sending you hugs and love, Dawn

June said...

Oh wow Marcie, I am lovin' this post and I cannot wait to see that beautiful creation of yours. What a find the braille book is!!!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Wow, thanks for your amazingly sweet comments on my blog, thanks for checking me out! I also find Diane a total inspiration & a dear, dear friend. Your projects are beautiful. Lisa