A new doll's in town and her name is Patience. Her whimsically wonderful updo and super stylish ensemble make me very happy! This Art Doll is a handmade gift from artist Dena Wilton of Wilton Art, actually she was "a trade". Dena said she called her doll Patience because it took Patience to finish her!
Patience reminded me to be patience andthat was good because upon her arival:
~It Was Hot~
We waited for sixty- seven days to experience a day with temperatures under 100° and it finally happened!
~We Had Fire~
With a eerie type of fear we waited, as our tiny town became surrounded by fire for more than a week. Smoke and ash filled the air and many had to evacuate their homes, with sixty -one burned in our small county alone. It started freaking me out and my husband said that worrying wasn't going to change a thing, that I needed to calm down and so I tried.
The fire prompted me to think about how grateful I am for all that we have and ponder how different life would be to loose everything. I used to think I could do it pretty easily, but after trying on the idea realistically, it would probably make me go into shock and need to mourn for a time. It would mean the death of part of me.
I examined what a "house" really means and "stuff" too. How it brings comfort, safety, triggers memories, defines who we are, shields us from the world and so much more. A house and things have energy in them too, from being loved. Maybe you have worn a scarf for many years that just feels right, as if it's an extension of you.
Thankfully all the fires in our area are out now and we feel super fortunate!
~We Experienced Drought~
This year in Texas we have felt serious drought, the worst on record. Each morning for months I've watered our gorgous old pecan trees trying to keep them alive and who knows maybe it has done nothing? Then a miracle happened!! Yesterday and last night we had some real rain and finally everything seems to be taking a turn for the better!
The reward for waiting PATIENTLY is that life WILL change and become BEAUTIFUL again.
This had me thinking about:
For "our trade" Dena wanted a pochette. I'd been pondering the symbolism of Transformation , so that became the inspiration of her double sided Butterfly Bag. It is presently flying North to meet the lovely lady Dena. May she feel transformed as she carries her new bag!!
Have a lovely week each of you, watching the seasons change!