3 days ago
There are days when I feel like this plant; tired and beat down by my chronic health condition and all that life in its complexity throws at me. It would be easy to give up at these times; overwhelmed and with a sense of hoplessness. But, just like this plant with its bits of green - portraying life and hope for more, I look to that which does the same for me. I remember my ancestors and the strength and courage that they used in order to ensure a future for generations beyond what they could see. So I gather my art supplies and I make a thing. It might not stand up to the amazing work of the great artists that I know but it reawakens, refuels and reflects my spirit, helping me to rise up and continue the push. With art, I stir the ashes, revive the flame and fuel the resistence that is the spiritual me - Evonne.