Often in the crafting and blog community some of our “friends” become sick, are having a hard time, or are in need of a pick me up.  One of the flickr groups I belong to is the Faerie Zine.  It is a membership only group and I am privileged to be a part of it.  Some of the artists in that group make me feel very inferior, but every so often one of them honors me by recognizing my work as great.  That makes my heart sing!

ballerina1Recently, one of the members of the group was hospitalized and has since returned home.  They asked for contributions to create a book of artwork to cheer her up.  I thought I would answer the call and contribute this piece.  I call it Dream and Believe

As you can see that ballerina image is getting a lot of use in my artwork.  The quote is from a book about things I have learned.  It is full of quotations by people of all ages on what they have learned in life.  Some of the comments are very profound.  This one spoke to me especially. 

The flowers are some of my doodles and I am still perfecting this technique.  All in all, I am very pleased with how this one came out.  On the back of the image I used a page from a French book and make it a title card.  I finished it off with some bronze inks. 

Here’s hoping your day is full of miracles, ordinary and extraordinary ones!