Monday, January 14, 2008

Let It Be







Helloooooooooooooo and welcome to Monday. I hope you all are doing well and have had a wonderful week.

"Let it be," just magically popped into my head today. I kept singing it over and over. Doesn't that drive you crazy? I'm not sure how it popped into my head, but it just did. I guess I was thinking about what I could control and what I could not control and said, "let it be." I think I'm striving to get to the point of "let it be." It's not a place where you say you don't care, but it's a place where you allow things to happen and allow people to act as they will because it really, for the most part, doesn't affect you unless you let it. Ooooohhhhh this is getting deep!

I'm always amazed by the "let it be" people. They have such wonderful lives because they don't get caught up in everyone elses. They help, they care and they are there, but they are not enabler's nursing some horrid memory that they are trying to overcome. The "let it be" people take each day and greet it with open arms and are thankful for the day. They are thrilled to see what each day may bring. What adventure, what friendship, what riches are in store for them.

The more I get to create art and the more people enjoy my art, the more I become a "let it be" person. There is something so wonderful about creating something with your hands that manifests itself in your brain and practically jumps out screaming "IS THIS FUN OR WHAT?" I love to read blogs from other artists. Writers, painter's, mixed media, art quilter's. There is something comforting about the creative kindrid spirit. More and more my thoughts turn to things that make me the happiest. Thoughts become things. Hhmmmmm, what new things will come? This is very exciting indeed.
Above is a bag that I created for Haute Handbags. These are "art" handbags and not necessarily something you would carry around like a Prada, (not that I would want to anyway). This bag was created using photo transfer onto fabric, hot fix crystals, velvet leaves and lots of quilted patchwork. I made it in 3 nights after work right after Thanksgiving. I let my mind flow and create and truthfully, it was so darn fun. I submitted it for consideration to Haute Handbags and am so honored to report that it has been selected to appear in the Spring 08 issue. Yippee and Hot Dog!!!
"Let it be," and the mind can create, rejoice, and explore while the "crap" gets left behind.

Hugs to you all,

Shell

3 comments:

Cathy said...

Michelle, I so love bunnies. Those are too darn cute. I just want to hold and snuggle with them!

Michelle M. May said...

Hey Cathy!
They are cutie pies! Every time I look at their little faces I just melt.

divakitty said...

Care to share some salad? ~Fiona Bun