Its hard to go about my day without thinking about last nights events. Two things online stood out for me. One on Facebook from Marianne Williamson. "I hope Bin Laden's death brings a sense of justice to those who lost loved ones on 9/11, and I'm grateful to those in our military etc. who worked so hard to find him. I hope whatever destructive influence he still had is now ended. That being said, however, the celebrations outside the White House seem naive to me. Tonight is a night for sober and mature reflection, not glee." ~Marianne Williamson
The other on twitter "I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure." - Mark Twain. This is how I felt when I heard the news; not really happy that someone had died but on the other the man had caused a lot of death and destruction. So perhaps his ending will be a beginning for a more peaceful and understanding world.
The little break I took was mainly because I had a lot of work and loose ends to tie up for my classes and a newsletter to write and blogging on top of it all seemed too much. It was a good move on my part as I needed the space. I managed to get the work done, do a little reading and some weaving too.
I did not do that much art but a here are a few pages in my journal. I started with the tape at the top and then just added papers and image. Very simple but pleasing to play with.
This one started with the K tape on the bottom and then I just played with papers. I embellished the crown with brush markers.
This page started with scraps of embossed wallpaper which I painted and stamped over. Then I added other papers and the image. The image was the only thing I could really write on, so I did.
Today I think that Spring finally arrived. I drove around with the sun roof opened and the windows down. With the wind whipping through my hair it felt wonderful. Ahh Spring at last...