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Start Where You Are

 

Several years after my husband died in 2003, I decided to take some classes at the local community college for enrichment. One of them was a printmaking class. Until then I had not practiced much drawing beyond kindergarten. My kindergarten teacher had worried about my immature  scribbles. I let this teacher discourage me for most of my life.

I came across this quote by Arthur Ashe:

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

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Feminine Energy

Feminine ENergy Card

In my last post about Our Lady of Guadalupe, I shared Our Lady’s comforting words. One day I was making a collage of Our Lady to send to someone going through a difficult time. The background lines I placed behind her,¬† made me think of power and light. It reminded me of Sr. Macrina Wiedkerkehrs words about feminine energy in her book A Tree Full of Angels, Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary, published by Harper Collins:

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Be Yourself

 

This is a collaborative collage I did with my friends Joya, Lorraine, Denise, Christine, Kirpal and Margaret for Amma’s Circle of Love Letters. I believe Joya began this collage and we all added to it, or decided not to add something.

It reminds me of a song by Cindy Lauper. These are part of the lyrics:

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Soft and Tender Name

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This is a collaborative collage I did for Amma’s Circle of Love with Christine, Denise, Lorraine, Kirpal, Joya and Margaret. I cannot remember now where all the images came from, but the quote is from Christine’s German¬† calendar. She translated it as:

“Everything asks to be caressed and called by its soft and tender name.”

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You Are a Child of the Universe

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Shortly after my husband died in 2003, I began to write for Amma’s Circle of Love Letters. I had received a few cards when my husband was ill. The writers assured me of their prayers, and shared positive quotes with me. I received much comfort. I decided to join the writing group since I benefited so much from it. At first I had a lot of reservation about writing, as I had never received good grades in English. So far, no one has complained about my sentence structures or grammar. The process of thinking of others helped pull me out of depression.

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