Wednesday, January 20, 2010

From the heart

(artwork © copyright Misty Mawn)

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." -- Edgar Degas

Look what I got in the mail yesterday! I feel so unbelievably blessed and fortunate to have won the drawing from Misty Mawn's first online class. Because of the holidays and me going on vacation, I just got it in now and boy was it worth the wait!!! I cannot describe the feeling of holding it and seeing her handwriting, anticipating what was inside and then to find it so carefully & tenderly wrapped up like a precious, beautiful gift.

My reaction was, in this order: screaming, crying...then sighing :>

And yes, that is TWO original pieces you see folks, along with some of her postcards...that sweet soul even tucked in a CD she made just for me (love it)

I am speechless... and in awe of her talent, soulful energy and generous spirit. I loved it all but I have to say the piece with the girl & bird really spoke to me. I've been feeling like that girl, holding onto a large bird (burden), flying with only one wing, however I've remained positive and optimistic because of the golden light (kind & caring support) all around me. Like her, I can hug and recognize the beauty of the "burd-en" knowing that it's brought me to a different, stronger and decisive place, one I wouldn't be at without it.

Misty, thank you from the bottom of my heart - mmwah!! xoxo


Jackie said...

WOW! Congrats! I am in awe too and I am loving taking her portrait class. That was a very special gift indeed:)

Jennifer White said...

This makes me soooo happy! I'm sure you were so excited... congrats again at winning, no more better to deserve this, Laura... xo

misty said...

awww. how very, very sweet of you to share this, thank you. you are just a doll!
i am really happy you liked the package and only wish i could have been there to give it to you!
mmwah right back at ya!
wishing you a beautiful weekend dear Laura!

studio lolo said...

wow, beautiful images!

I hope your year stays on track and that you feel better day by day.

I don't know what ails you or troubles you but I do notice when you're not here ;)

That said, I'm battling my own issues which have gotten bigger since the move.
Wednesday I finally see a doctor after waiting months.

Here's to healing!