Sometimes I find myself with a great idea, and the time to be creative, just to meet my piece of art not exactly to my liking. Sound’s odd? Or familiar?
I thought the idea was brilliant. However, I didn’t quite like my painting. I had it on my wall for a couple of weeks, but I didn’t feel the resonance I need to get from my art. So I took it down, and forgot about it.
I’ve always thought it was the background colour I couldn’t stand, it was pink, all right, but not the shopping pastel pink I was going for at the start of the work. But I realized that I need the screaming pink background for my never – again- usable credit cards. By adding a dark blue sparkling paint on the silver letters, the statement popped out of my painting, and made my day.
The final result is now on my wall, speaking to everybody that enters the room.
The reason I started working on this painting again, was also inspired of this cute little sign, which I know have placed under my painting.
Together, they speak my truth…
There should be one more sentence on the sign though;
I’ve fallen a bit behind in my blogging these last days, so this post will be a résumé of the last four days. My project has been to do three act of kindness every day and this is really a fun project!
Friday, which was day 9, I worked ten hours on making a perfect photo book to my Dad, from the celebration of his 80th birthday. During the party, both I and my siblings were quite busy, so we kind of neglected the task of photography. When I told my Dad that we hadn’t really any photos from the party, he was disappointed and this has bothered me. I know how much he loves his photo books, and it goes without saying that he wanted one from his great birthday celebration. So I made some phone calls and collected photos from several guests. Luckily my friend Theresa had a quite new camera, so she’d made a lot of photos, trying out different possibilities.
Saturday I spent most of the day working on a stand at a local market, trying to sell Forever Living Products. It was a fun and sunny day, even though sales were a bit slow. It gave the opportunity to smile to a lot of strangers! And give away free samples of our products. Since I was trying to sell the same products, I doubt this can be categorised as a random act of kindness, but hey, the products are great, and I gave away around 40 test samples. I only sold 10 items, so there were at least 30 persons that got a free little gift of Aloe Vera this Saturday.
Sunday I went to celebrate a young friend of mine. She had her 15thbirthday, and we were about twenty guests. It’s a tree hour drive to get there, and since I was alone in my car, I used some of that time to call friends I hadn’t spoken to in a while. (With hands free iPhone, of course) The party was a success, the birthday girl was happy and the cakes delicious. My acts of kindness were a bit limited, but I did compliment tree other guests.
I stayed the night at my friends, and before I started on my way home, I wrote tree card to my friend, and sat them on tree random shells around her house. They will be nice surprises to her and her family, when they find them.