Monday, October 29, 2012

Pursuit of Happiness Painted Transparency Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Do your little bit of good where you are.  It's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.  -Desmond Tutu
I don't know about you, but when I look around at the world and see all the work that needs to be done, I can feel overwhelmed.  It makes me wonder what I am supposed to be doing to make the world a better place.  I wonder if I'm doing enough - if there is more I need to be doing.  And then, sometimes, I feel like I should be doing so much more and it paralyzes me because the task can seem so great.  And then I read a quote like this one (from the Pursuit of Happiness stamp set) from Desmond Tutu and I can breathe again - remembering to do my little bit of good where I am and that those little bits will add up.  Yes, I can breathe again.
Today's card combines the quote with a stamped and painted transparency.  I stamped the bird from Young Vermillion (retired) with Staz-On - you can do this just as easily with the bird from Nature Walk - and then painted the back of the transparency with different acrylic paints.  I adhered the painted transparency on top of a punched Basic Black circle.  I hope you like it!

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

I agree, we should be concerned with what more we can do, but we also have to be proud of what we are doing. My cousin won't recycle because she didn't get a free recycling container when everyone else did. Me, I think I try to save too much from the landfill (as evidenced by the stacks and bags of stuff I think I can repurpose). We give when we can and we do what we can.

May try that technique today - hunkering down for "Sandy" to arrive. Have already lost power once. As long as I have daylight I can stamp! No power tools involved.