Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas, Tom!

In The Pursuit of Happiness

I have had the best Christmas....I spent it with my son, Tom.  Now....crazy as this son wasn't home for the first time in 23 years to celebrate Christmas.  But being focused on creating this little art piece...he and I were together and he'll be home soon.
I have a few more little "touches" I need to do and I also haven't figured out yet how I'm going to close the flap on the says" Thank you for your service..."  but it will come to me, just as the theme for this piece of art came to me....

 When I sat down yesterday to do some art....this wasn't at all the direction I was going, but as often happens when you sit and start playing with things...ideas start to form....

And the next thing you can hardly stand to stop working on it because the ideas are coming so fast and you're waiting for things to dry.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom,
must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."
---Thomas Paine
Inside the red envelope it says, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
 The Christmas stamp represents freedom of religion.

Look outside:  it's morning
This is a day you'll remember
Hurry, get up and go
There are those who believe in you
Don't give up
Once in every life
There comes a time
We walk out all alone
And into the light
The moment won't last but then,
We remember it again
When we close our eyes.
Like stars across the sky
And in order to shine
You will have to win
We were born to shine
All of us here because we believe
Look ahead and never turn your back
On the caress of your dreams,
Your hopes and then,
Turn towards the day that will be
There is a finish line there.

Like stars across the sky
And in order to shine
You will have to win
Like stars across the sky
Don't give up
Someone is with you
Like stars across the sky
We were born to shine
And in order to shine
You will have to win
And then, you will win.

----Andrea Bocelli


Sewing In CT said...


sophiedc said...

what a very nice art-surprise for your son, so well done

Emelie said...

touches my heart and is so meaningful. Something to keep and cherish at speical times. Sometime to give.